A CONCERT for a charity which sends prosthetic limbs to a hospital in Kenya takes place in Heswall this weekend.

Organised by Nikki Cross, the evening of Glenn Miller music on Saturday at Heswall Hall is in aid of Limb Future, a charity set up by partner David Ruscoe, a bi-lateral trans tibial amputee who had both legs replaced with prosthetic limbs after a motorway crash.

Taking part in the show are the Greg Williams Big Band and Heswall Concert Band. There will also be a raffle and bar.

David told the Globe: "The aim of the night is of fundraising to allow the charity to send prosthetic limbs to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

"Their catchment area covers about 30 million people. Their need for prostheses is profound."

The 47-year-old, who lives in Neston sustained what, to many, would be considered life-changing injuries in September 2007, when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car in the left lane of the M53.

Dave broke his right wrist, lost 75mm of his right humerus, 40% of right bicep and deltoid.

His right shoulder was also smashed into six pieces, he sustained a neck fracture, broken nose, chipped a tooth and fractured and dislocated all the metacarpals of his left hand.

Recalling the ordeal, he told the Globe: "At the age of 36, I had managed to never break any bones then in a matter of seconds I broke several.

"I left about six pints of blood on the motorway but remained conscious throughout, talking to witnesses and paramedics and even the surgeon in the theatre at APH.

"I was put back together there as much as possible and then transferred to Royal Liverpool University Hospital, then Whiston for skin grafts and back to the Royal for a further two months. Then rehab and physio at the RLUH and Clatterbridge limb centre.

"After 18 months the work to save the left lower leg had not worked, it was removed and David became a bi-lateral trans tibial amputee."

But the terrible injuries did not change Dave’s life or ambitions.

He said: "These events do not define me. Life moves on. I received a second prosthetic leg and onwards and upwards.

"Within a month or so I had satisfied DVLA that I could still drive a manual car to retain my unlimited driving licence."

Tickets for the concert are £12. They are available on the night or through messaging the LimbFuture Facebook page.

Nikki and David are looking for the support of individuals and businesses for their donations or raffle prizes or just their attendance on the night.