Updated: Jun 16, 2020
Aqua Africa participate in the Ghana Grand with H.E. Iain Walker, raising money for the Korle Bu Burns Unit
Aqua Africa was leading supporter of The Ghana Grand, a historic fundraising bicycle tour and personal initiative of H.E. Mr. Iain Walker, The British High Commissioner to Ghana.
The 1,000km cycle ride started in Tumu in the Sissala East Municipality and concluded at Independence Square on Accra on Sunday 18th August. The initiative aimed to present a positive vision of Ghana, while enabling important conversations on health, tourism and climate change. In addition, it sought to raise much-needed funds for the Plastic Surgery & Burns Unit (PBSU) at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
H.E Walker’s Ghana Grand initiative afforded him an opportunity to visit and interact with local community members, promote tourism and healthy lifestyles as well as highlight challenges many of the communities on the route are facing. The cycling journey also celebrated the beauty and vibrancy of Ghanaian people, culture and landscape. Philip Foster and Leonora Dowley from Aqua Africa joined the High Commissioner for the final 100km of the journey from Akosombo into Accra.
In Ghana, there are 300,000 deaths from burns, mostly as a result of home gas explosions. 100% of the proceeds raised from The Ghana Grand will go directly to the Plastic Surgery & Burns Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, a centre of excellence in the region and across Africa with units in Accra and Kumasi and outreach missions recently in Wa and Tamale.