Invest in Africa has pledged its support for the British High
Commission’s Sport Relief charity fundraising initiative by donating a framed Sunderland FC football shirt for auction.
This weekend, in collaboration with Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA), The British High Commission (BHC) organised the ‘Sport Relief Mile’ – a one mile run, walk, hop, skip or jump for all the family in El Wak Stadium with all money raised going directly to a local Ghanaian charity, the Ghana Education Project (GEP).
To showcase the event, and to promote the good work of Sport Relief, the BHC also challenged Ghana’s Ministry of Sport to a football match at El Wak Stadium, with Peter Jones, the British High Commissioner, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, acting as the managers of their respective teams.
Sam Brandful, Invest in Africa Ghana Manager, said: “Invest in Africa is delighted to make this contribution to the fundraising efforts of The British High Commission and GUBA. We agreed that a branded Sunderland T-shirt would be a very appropriate item to donate in support of Sport Relief and bearing in mind the high-stakes football match”.
Invest in Africa was founded in 2012 and has since grown with the following as partners; Tullow,Lonrho, EY (Ernst & Young), Ecobank, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), the Association of
Ghana Industries (AGI), Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. (GGBL), and UT Bank.
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event bringing together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money for vulnerable people in the UK and across the African continent.