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KickStart Ghana recruiting new trustees

KickStart Ghana are recruiting new trustees for the UK board as David Coles, David Thorp and James Feldwick will step down in early 2019.

All three have been volunteering for KickStart Ghana since the charity’s inception in 2008 and now feel that the charity would be better placed if new trustees joined the board.

David Coles said, “We have loved being part of the KickStart Ghana family and we’re so proud of everything we’ve achieved with Daniel, the rest of the team in Ghana and well over 100 other volunteers, but now is the right time for us to move on. We’ll continue to support the charity going forward but just in a different way.”

Daniel Agbogah, Director of KickStart Ghana said, “These three, along with Ruth and Sarah, have committed so much time and effort to KickStart Ghana and we wouldn’t have achieved what we have without them. I look forward to working with the new trustees soon.”

This is an exciting opportunity to join the board of a charity that is making a real difference to the lives of young people in Ghana through the provision of sport and education. You’ll be working alongside other trustees and volunteers in the UK and the board in Ghana, led by the Director, Daniel Agbogah.

Applications for the trustee roles will be open until 22nd March with interviews taking place after that. If you are interested please send a CV and cover letter to The role specification can be read here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

KickStart Ghana auction and raffle

DSC_1369At the KickStart Ghana fundraising dinner with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and Unwined in Tooting on 22nd March we will be holding an auction with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. These include:

  • Half day photography tutorial, donated by Zedmill
  • Two tickets to a Spurs home game
  • One hour flamenco class for one or two people
  • Supper club for four people hosted by Verity Coles
  • 1:1 running session & 8-16 week bespoke training plan with a qualified running coach
  • One hour ukulele lesson
  • One ticket to the Spurs v Chelsea FA Cup semi final match at Wembley on Saturday 22nd April
  • A beautiful Ghanaian photo donated by KSG partner charity Lensational, empowering women through photography
  • Delicious home made decorated cake
  • Apple watch (unboxed but good as new)
  • Two tickets to the Hockey League Final at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 23rd April
  • A home cooked three course meal for six ready to heat and serve to your guests – choice of three items per course
  • A tour of the Pavilion at The Oval, followed by attendance at a 20/20 match for one person
  • One ticket to the World Athletics Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday 4th August.

If you cannot attend the event but would still like to bid for an item please email with your maximum bid amount and we will include this in the auction.

Our raffle will also include the following prizes:

  • Two tickets to Wine Wednesday at Unwined
  • Bottle of gin
  • Collection of DVD’s
  • Crime fiction book bundle
  • Fiction book bundle
  • Tea for one set
  • Pointless travel game
  • KSG t-shirt
  • Ghanaian cotton tote bag
  • Bath bag and toiletries

KickStart Ghana dinner 2017


KickStart Ghana is delighted to be hosting its annual Fundraising Dinner at Unwined in Tooting, a delightfully quirky wine bar, in Tooting Market. Zoe Adjonyoh from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen will be providing the food, so you will be able to sample a delicious selection of typical Ghanaian dishes.

When: 22nd March at 7pm
Where: Unwined in Tooting, Tooting Market

Tickets are just £25.00 per person and, of course, include the buffet style meal. Additionally, we will be giving £5.00 worth of raffle tickets to everyone attending.


The menu includes the following favourites all of which, apart from the Jollof chicken, are vegetarian:

Jollof spiced chicken
Jollof rice
Red Red
Shito as a side condiment

You will have the opportunity to purchase just the right wine, beer or soft drink to complement your meal from the excellent selection available at Unwined – their staff will be happy to help you choose!

During the evening there will be an update on the achievements of KickStart Ghana over the last year, an auction of promises and a raffle, plus a few surprises along the way!

Get feasting and get funding for KickStart Ghana!

About the venue:

Unwined is a wine shop, bar & kitchen in Tooting Market, created by pop-up wine company A Grape Night In. Here you can expect to find a welcoming space, filled with quirky wines, monthly changing themes and guest chefs taking over the kitchen.

About Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen:

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is a dining event and catering service which merges its Ghanaian roots with a contemporary dining experience. Home spun, home cooked food. Always fun, always relaxed and always tasty… Zoe has her first cook book coming out imminently and has recently appeared on Channel 4 with Jamie Oliver.

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Exclusive chance to eat the BT Dining Club



KickStart Ghana have been given six tickets, on a table of ten, by BTGiving to dine at the exclusive BT Dining Club, and you can get your hands on a pair!

This dinner, in the revolving restaurant on the 34th floor of London’s BT Tower, is one of the most sought after experiences in the UK. The tower is among the tallest buildings in London with incredible panoramic views, and isn’t usually open to the public, so it really is a unique opportunity.

What better gift, celebration, or just a winter treat to yourself?

Taking place on Monday 14th November, the dinner includes a drinks reception at 6:30pm followed by a three course dinner and carriages at 10pm.

We would like to raise as much money for these tickets as possible so we’re holding a secret auction for each pair of tickets. As the tickets have been donated, all the money you bid will go straight to KickStart Ghana’s work.

If you would like to attend please email with your bid for the tickets by 1st November. We suggest a minimum bid of £200 per ticket and the tickets will be awarded to the highest bidders on 2nd November.

Fundraise at a festival as a Charity Concierge

19263961834_8a0817022d_zHow do you fancy adding something amazing to your summer by coming along to Latitude or V Festival for free and volunteering with as a Charity Concierge? You will be doing one of the coolest roles on site; pitching tents, driving buggies, delivering breakfasts to tents and drinks to the festival goers in the main arena. You’ll get plenty of time off to enjoy the festival, meet some great people and be a part of raising an incredible amount of money for and KickStart Ghana. For more information check out the Charity Concierge website.

By signing up through this link KickStart Ghana will receive a £50 recruitment fee from So by volunteering you get to help two fantastic charities!

A learning service trip for Anna

In August 2015 Anna Vindics went on a learning trip with KickStart Ghana to see what work we undertake and what role a small NGO can play in international development. Both before and since her trip she has been volunteering for KickStart Ghana on future business plans and research. Anna, an LSE MSc graduate, now works for the OECD in Paris.
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Assisting Coco to go on to further education

We are delighted to announce that KickStart Ghana is assisting Eric Coco Mawuenyegah, a KickStart Ghana board member, with his school fees to attend Ho Polytechnic. Coco has been volunteering for KickStart Ghana for five years now, most recently as Volunteer Coordinator, helping to recruit and manage Ghanaian volunteers. Coco had the following to say.

IMG-20151216-WA0003“Look at me, you see a professional right?!? Hahah. Well not yet, this is me after my lectures.

When I was least expecting to be back studying, though still dreaming of the possibility, KickStart Ghana chose this moment to make this dream come true.

I feel very privileged and lucky to be part of KickStart Ghana’s plans of raising the education standards in the Volta Region of Ghana.

I’m pursuing my HND in ICT at Ho Polytechnic, which will soon become Ho Polytechnic University. This is possible because KickStart Ghana decided to give me a scholarship. I can boldly say that with KickStart Ghana I have not just changed a chapter of my life but I have changed the whole book! I am writing a new life story.”

Thank you to all of KickStart Ghana’s supporters for working with us to help people like Coco achieve his potential.

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Fundraise for KickStart Ghana whilst spending online

KickStart Ghana has signed up to Easy Fundraising, a website that donates a percentage of sales from purchases made online to charities. This best part about this is that it costs our supporter absolutely nothing.

All you have to do is complete the easy online form, install the reminder tool bar, and every time you go to a website that participates then you will get a reminder. It really is that easy and perfect with lots of Christmas shopping coming up!

Don’t hesitate to sign up and thank you in advance from everyone at KickStart Ghana.


KickStart Ghana fundraising auction

At the KickStart Ghana fundraising dinner with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and Unwined in Tooting on October 22nd we will be holding an auction with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. These include:

  • Two tickets to see England v Pakistan Test Match at the Oval (winner can choose which day).
  • A homemade and decorated Christmas Cake.
  • Two tickets to see Fuse ODG, with guests including Sarkodie at the Hammersmith Apollo on November 26th.
  • A money-can’t-buy behind the scenes tour of the BT Sport studio
  • Two exclusive tickets to see The Tootsie Rollers at The Troubadour and meet the girls on the night.

We will also give you the chance to win a meal for two at Unwined in Tooting, up to the value of £50. Generously donated by Unwined in Tooting.

If you cannot attend the event but would still like to bid please email with your maximum bid amount and we will include this in the auction.


KickStart Ghana annual dinner

1385646_267330213391819_1695057468_nKickStart Ghana is having a fundraising night hosted by Unwined in Tooting with food provided by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. There will be delicious Ghanaian food, copious amounts of specially selected wine, a fundraising auction and a few more surprises. Plus you’ll get to hear about all the fantastic work the charity has been up to over the past year.

When: 22nd October, from 7pm.
Where: Unwined in Tooting within Tooting Market (two minutes walk from Tooting Broadway).
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Tickets are £30 for a fixed menu of Zoe’s favourite dishes.
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