Dorset Prosthetic Centre donates legs to hundreds in Africa – Bournemouth Echo

Dorset Prosthetic Centre limb user Joe. Picture: Legs4Africa

A BOURNEMOUTH hospital-based centre has donated 700 prosthetic legs to amputees in Africa.

Since 2015, the Dorset Prosthetic Centre has worked alongside UK registered charity Legs4Africa to put unwanted prosthetic legs to good use.

Approximately 5,000 prosthetic legs end up in UK landfills every year. In Africa, 1.7 million amputees are in need of a limb to help them live.

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