360° Video Crowdfunder - UK charity wants to raise £6,000 to provide hundreds of Gambians with mobility equipment





Legs4Africa, a UK based charity who collect and send redundant mobility equipment to Sub-Saharan Africa, is looking to raise £6,000 to furnish The Wheelchair Centre, that supplies the whole of The Gambia, with wheelchairs, parts and tools as well as the nearby physiotherapy department with essential equipment.

The Gambian government employs skilled technicians who customise and repair wheelchairs and other mobility devices for the use of the Gambian people however, there is currently a distinct lack of parts, tools and materials leaving hundreds struggling to be mobile and resulting in isolation of many disabled individuals.

“This shipment can make so much difference for so many people.” Says Tom Williams, founder of Legs4Africa. “This is part of our ongoing work in countries such as the Gambia to remobilise people, reduce isolation and increase inclusion for disabled people in their local community.”

Legs4Africa is harnessing the power of crowdfunding where individuals may donate money to achieve a series of goals. The campaign can be found here:

www.crowdfunder.co.uk/200-wheelchairs-shipped-a-the-gambia-hospital

With a far higher rate of amputation in developing Africa than Europe, and the lack of support services for disabled individuals, the need for equipment is very real. Legs4Africa is committed to changing this by recycling equipment from the UK which would ordinarily be thrown away, and giving it a new lease of life and thereby improve the lives of thousands of disabled Africans. To date Legs4Africa has shipped out over 4,000 prosthetic legs along with other mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and crutches.

“We believe that disability should no longer be an issue, irrespective of wealth and location.” Says Tom Williams.

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Legs4Africa, on Tuesday 10 January, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/


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