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