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Project collects 500 used prosthetic legs for Gambia

1 April 2014 Last updated at 19:41 BST

Five-hundred redundant prosthetic limbs will travel from Leicester to Gambia next week to help amputees in Africa.

Tom Williams, from the Legs for Africa project, said the used prosthetic legs have been collected from hospitals and charities around the UK.

Mr Williams added that the artificial limbs would be "customised" for amputees 4,000 miles away.

Chris Mawby, who is transporting the precious cargo, hopes the first trip on 8 April will be one of many as there are "thousands of legs wasted every year in the UK and we aim to reuse all of them".

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