Our Chairman, Ted Mayne, represented GSA at a reception at St. James’ Palace. He writes the following report:
I received a pilot email from St James’s Palace asking if I would accept an invitation to a reception being hosted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to prior to their official visit to Ghana in November 2018. This came somewhat as a surprise and it transpired that my name had been put forward by Paul Boateng who was actively involved in the visit. Apparently Paul Boateng was asked to nominate a selection of people who were actively involved in charity work in Ghana. I was one of a few names submitted by Paul in recognition of the work done by Ghana School Aid. I gladly accepted but felt this was undeserved because there were so many members of GSA who were more deserving. I attended the reception and it was a pleasure to meet so many like minded persons who had a passion for Ghana. I was pleased that there are so many small charities which are so actively involved. The Prince of Wales had clearly done his home work and Ghana School Aid was a charity he had researched and we spoke briefly about his earlier involvement in Achimota. He was disappointed that he would not be visiting the school this time. He had been there some years before. I enjoyed the occasion and met up with a number of old contacts. I left feeling that we had been recognised as a worthwhile charity which has been given Royal Approval and as an organisation we should be encouraged to continue the good work. I must record my appreciation to the committee for helping to put GSA on the map.