Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope Film

by Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope in Sierra Leone


raised of £12,000 target


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This project will only be funded if at least £12,000 is pledged by May 1st 2019 at 6:18pm

We want to make a film in Africa of our vital work helping child amputees.

by Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope in Sierra Leone

From Tragedy to Hope

Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope (Charity No 1141287) was founded by twin sisters Sarah Hope and Victoria Bacon in 2011.

In April 2007, three generations of their family were involved in a terrible bus collision in South West London. Sarah and Victoria’s mother Elizabeth tragically lost her life, Sarah was badly injured, and her 2-year-old daughter Pollyanna needed her right leg amputated below the knee. In the first six weeks after the crash, Pollyanna underwent 14 separate surgeries.

Today, despite her struggles, the care available to Pollyanna has enabled her to live a bright and active life. Since that tragic day, the Hope family have discovered what it means to have access to first class hospitals, surgeons and prosthetics and Pollyanna can walk, play and go to school, just like her friends.

Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope

There are 32 million amputees worldwide. 95% do not have prosthetics. Only one in ten will go to school. 

In memory of Elizabeth, who was kind and selfless in the time and energy that she gave to others, and inspired by the resilience and courage of Pollyanna, ELoH helps some of the most vulnerable child amputees in the world. We promote both physical and social mobility for our beneficiaries, through providing new limbs, surgery and physiotherapy – as well as educational, psychological and livelihood support. We believe all child amputees deserve to live a happy and healthy life. Through the generosity of our supporters in the UK, we bring hope and brighten the future for every child we help.

War, accidents and disease cause thousands of devastating amputations across the world each year. The World Health Organisation estimates that as many as 30 million people need prosthetic limbs, braces or other mobility support in Africa, Asia and Latin America combined, so they can walk and lead active lives.

Amputee children, with all their lives ahead of them, are particularly disadvantaged. Since our launch in 2011, Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope has changed the lives of over 250 vulnerable child amputees. Our mission is to give them mobility, education, and the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope also run the Elizabeth Panton Limb Centre in an orphanage in Andhra Pradesh in India, where they have teamed up with a fantastic charity called HEAL, Health and Education for All.

Please help us tell the story

We would love to visit our two new projects in Sierra Leone and Liberia this summer. We are hoping very much to make a film of our work, so we can tell the story of how hard life can be for child amputees. They are some of the most vulnerable children in the world and often live a lonely and isolated existence.

Amputees are ignored in the media and their story deserves to be told. Amputee children often need vital operations too. If they lose their limb traumatically the bone can grow out of the end of the stump and it must be trimmed, otherwise it can become infected, which can be fatal.

Any money donated above our target will go straight to the charity so we can give as many children as we can limbs, life, happiness and the joy of mobility and movement! Children are born to run and play and dance just like Pollyanna after all!

Thank you!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Contribution

Your contribution will enable us to tell the story of some of the most vulnerable children in the world. £10 also buys our amputees a pair of shoes of their choice - many have never had shoes before and this is essential for the fit of the leg and to protect the remaining foot and the prosthetic foot

£25 or more

£25 Contribution

Your contribution will help fund our trip to Liberia and Sierra Leone to film the work we do helping amputee children. £25 also pays for the education of an amputee child for 6 months. An education helps our children feel valued and gives them a brighter future.

£50 or more

£50 Contribution

Your contribution will help us raise the profile of the essential work we do helping children in some of the poorest countries in the world. £50 also pays for the education of an amputee child in Liberia and Sierra Leone for a year, including their books and pens. Many of the children want to be doctors, lawyers and engineers.

£100 or more

£100 Contribution

Your contribution will help us continue these essential projects that improve the lives of amputee children in Africa. £100 is also the approximate cost of a prosthetic leg for a below the knee amputee.

£300 or more

£300 Contributionn

In return for your generous contribution you’ll receive our special thanks in the film credits, as well as our heartfelt gratitude. £300 is also the approximate cost of a bone trimming operation. Child amputees often need this life-saving procedure several times as the bone continues to grow.

£500 or more

£500 Contribution

To honour your generous contribution, we would like to thank you in our film credits and also invite you to the premier showing of our film. £500 also pays for the rehabilitation, physiotherapy, education, prosthetic leg, medical assessments, and operation if necessary, for a whole year.

Let's make 'Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope Film' happen