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Preston rehab centre saves 50 legs from landfill – and donates them to help African amputees – Lancashire Evening Post

Saturday, 2 April, 2022

Preston rehab centre saves 50 legs from landfill – and donates them to help African amputees – Lancashire Evening Post

Some of the false legs being collected

 
As part of a national campaign by the charity Legs4Africa, the Preston centre – run by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – has donated 50 discarded prosthetic legs that would have otherwise been destroyed.
In the UK, approximately 5,000 prosthetic legs end up in landfills every year, meanwhile, in Africa, 1.7 million amputees are in dire need of a prosthetic limb to help them live independently.
The Preston trip was just one stop on a 950-mile trip by Legs4Africa, which in total, collected more than 600 prosthetic limbs from mobility centres and component suppliers across the UK.
Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/health/preston-rehab-centre-saves-50-legs-from-landfill-and-donates-them-to-help-african-amputees-3633717

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