OliviaGilesHomeThank you for taking the time to visit 500 miles’ website.

We are a Scottish charity founded in 2008 to help people with mobility difficulties and to give them a chance to live independent lives. As a quadruple amputee myself, I know how important that independence is. The charity’s name comes from The Proclaimers’ famous lyrics, “I would walk 500 miles”, because that’s our aim – to get disabled people in Africa up and walking.

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I’ve been given a second chance to enjoy life – everyone else deserves that too. Our mission statement at 500 miles is that – “all who need and can use a prosthetic or orthotic device to improve their quality of life, will have that chance”.



500miles Newsletter Feb2020Newsletter – Winter/Spring 2020

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