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Across Continents

Sorry for the long silence. A very nasty computer virus was to blame. I’m waiting for people to send in photos of Taste of Ghana, so I can put them on the website. Meanwhile, here’s one of our newest volunteer, Saulius Sliackus from Lithuania, with his wife and with the...

A Taste of Ghana

Come and join us to celebrate a decade of amazing work by Ashanti Development – and party Ghanaian style! There will be plenty of traditional Ghanaian food, music, village gifts and souvenirs, and a chance to find out how all the money raised is improving lives across the Ashanti region...

Working in the Rain

It’s raining in Ghana but despite that the work on Ankumadua Clinic is continuing and the building is now up to lintel level. When it’s finished, we’ll hand it over to the District to run. They’re very happy about it, as it will provide health care for people who’ve previously...

One Amazing Week

Last week, a six day eye clinic took place in Gyetiase, run by a team from Okonfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, and led by Dr Peter Osei-Bonsu. The team consisted of four ophthalmologist, six optometrists, five ophthalmic nurses, two technicians and one driver. They were joined by Ashanti Development’s...

Ashanti Concert, 2016

We had a great concert here in Central London on Tuesday, with performers including Jonathan Reid and Henry Roche (both pianists); Simon Wall and Nan Atichatpong (tenors) and Elizabeth Weisberg (soprano); and Mary Mundy on the cello. Music included work by Schumann, Beethoven, Quilter and Chopin. It was a lovely...

Thank You For Giving So Much

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Saturday’s sponsored swim.  The total raised is over £1,000 and still going up. Thank you particularly to Young Chelsea Bridge Club supporters, including Rob Cliffe, Chris Duckworth, Sarah and David Ewart, Chantal Girardin, Gordon Rainsford, Terry Hewett, Dick Jordan, Mahmoud...

A New Clinic for Ankumadua

Work started recently on our third clinic, to be built at the crossroads at Ankamadua. Everyone is enthusiastic about it and work is progressing quickly. The site has been cleared, sand and stones delivered and the villagers are now making the blocks. When that is completed, building work can continue...

Sponsored Swim

Ashanti Spring Sponsored Swim Oasis Outdoor Pool, 32 Endell Street, WC2 Saturday 7th May 10am-3pm Join us for a fun day of swimming and home baked goods to raise funds to sponsor a whole village in Ghana called DOME. Our target is £1,900. To take part and for sponsor forms...

Introducing Timber Nkwanta and Domeabra

We’ve got a huge amount of work underway in Ashanti. Eight villages have found sponsors since January – some are waiting for a gap in the queue to get started – and we’re also building our third clinic. Despite all this, Nicholas has found time to seek out two new...

Diary Dates

On the evening of May 24, there’ll be a fund-raising concert of classical music at St Pancras Church, corner of Euston Road and Woburn Place, London, NW1 2BA. Performers will include Henry Roche, former Head of Music of the Royal Ballet, and Jonathan Reid. We’ll give more details of the...