Category: Fundraising

Fantastic Irish Volunteers raising Funds for the Projects in Ghana

Retired, Semi retired, Fully employed?
What are you going to do with your Saturday morning?
Well two wonderful people Ann and Jim decided to some uncluttering.
Then what? Put it all in the bin, have a trip to a recycling centre, put it in a skip?
All these pre loved items that had been kept, just in case they were needed (which they weren’t), were cleaned up and taken along to the local ‘car boot’ sale.

The proceeds are going to help our projects in Djelukofi and Lolobi.
They may turn into cement blocks to build a communal toilet or a wall in a library.
Or to become shelves to display the books in the library.
Or desks for the students at the Lolobi community (and there over 4000 of them) to work at in the library or computer room.
Or lights so the students can study at night. (In the tropics its dark by 6.00 pm)

Isn’t that a brilliant way to declutter and help others less fortunate.

A huge thank you to Jim and Ann and everyone who turned up and bought the items.

If you would like to raise funds for us please contact us for some hints and tips.

Ann at the stall
Jim with all the goodies
And people came to buy


Beautiful Ghanain products selling at a school fete

When we were last in Ghana we bought loads of lovely printed fabric. We then asked Charlotte, Promise and Janet in Alavanyo to make them up into different sizes of shoulder and cosmetic bags. Working with the local seamstresses enables them to earn a trade and us to fundraise by selling their beautiful items. They look wonderful. The Swan School in Oxford was the site for our first attempt at selling at a craft fair and not only did we sell well but were able to explain the ethos of our charity to many of the visitors.

Thank you to everyone who bought something or just had a chat about what Community Action Ghana does.

Adrian at our market stall

If you would like to buy some of the bags please visit our Etsy shop or come to the Etsy Oxford Christmas market on Sunday 4th December in the Examination Hall on Oxfords High Street.

Some of our stock

Cosmetic bags
Shopping bag
Our Stock ‘cupboard’


Wonderful Marathon Runners raise funds for Community projects. Thank you!

David and Kate at the start
And again at the end of 13.1 gruelling miles

Just how do you thank these wonderful people for training and then running the Oxford Half Marathon. The distance 13.1 miles, thats just over 21 km in 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours 22 minutes. Akpe kakaka (Ewe language for thank you totally)

At 6 miles (10 Km)

Kate at 8 miles (13Km)
Still smiling

David at 8 miles (13Km)
Still happy

They have raised over £800 and when you add on the gift aid this will be about £1,000.
This amount can go a long way towards helping communities build a toilet block, renovate a library or even go towards putting in a borehole to provide clean drinking water.
For example the money raised could go a long way to building the superstructure on the toilet and roof it.
How worthwhile is that.

The funds raised could convert this
to this…
Foli John and Michael Deh who are working on the Alavanyo Agome Toilet say Akpe bor oo (A very big thankyou)

If you’ve been inspired by David & Kate’s fundraising and would like to run the Oxford Half Marathon 2022 or any other fundraising initiative please get in touch


Face masks & soap for sale

Face Masks Providing Employment
Community Action Ghana are selling beautifully handmade face masks to help fundraise for our projects, building toilets and libraries. The masks are made by Charlotte, a Seamstress from Alavanyo in the Volta Region of Ghana. She chose the fabric and patterns and has handmade 200 masks. Not only is this generating an income for the charity it has also provided Charlotte with work.

To Order
You can purchase the masks via Just Giving. Once you have chosen from the four beautiful patterns and made your payment please email us with your contact details so we can post them to you. They are a perfect gift for Christmas!

Handmade Soap
We are also selling 100% natural soap, made by our Chair of Trustees, Adrian. You can order this through the same Just Giving page. Another lovely Christmas gift!

Sewing the facemasks.
Mask A
Mask B
Mask C
Mask D
100% natural soap, no additives or perfumes

Order via Just Giving. All proceeds go directly towards building toilets and libraries in Ghana.


Donations are rolling in

Two of the Trustees, Adrian and Heather, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and to help them celebrate people donated to the current projects. Here is a short clip from Alavanyo from a volunteer at the toilet site and students at the library site thanking everyone.