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The Australian High Commission is pleased to announce that our Commonwealth Games Gala Dinner, which welcomed the Queen’s Baton to Ghana on 19 March 2017, successfully raised over GH¢50,000 for the Ghana Olympic Committee and the Azumah Nelson Foundation.

The gala dinner featured four exciting boxing bouts in front of 200 guests under the patronage of Ghanaian Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and legendary Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson.

The Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Barnes, presented cheques for GH¢25,000 to the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and GH¢ 25,000 to the Azumah Nelson Foundation. These funds will assist both organisations in preparations for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth.

The majority of the funds were raised thanks to generous sponsorship from Australian and Ghanaian mining companies: Azumah Resources Limited, Perseus Mining Limited, Resolute Mining Limited, African Mining Services and Geodrill Limited.