About Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope

Victoria Panton Bacon. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Victoria Panton Bacon. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope was set up in 2011 by Victoria Panton Bacon and her sister Sarah.

Pollyanna Hope is the inspiration behind the charity after losing her left leg below the knee after she was hit by a bus in London in 2007.

Pollyanna's grandmother Elizabeth Hope died in the same accident, hence the name of the charity, while Pollyanna's mother and Elizabeth's daughter, Sarah, was also seriously injured.

The family noticed that amputee children in other parts of the world are not as fortunate as those in the United Kingdom, as they often don't get a prosthetic leg.

'Child amputees are some of the most stigmatised in the world,' Ms Panton Bacon explained.

'They might have a good brain but if they simply can't get up, they can't go to school and they don't get the start in life they deserve.'

So far the charity has helped children in places like India and Liberia.