Norfolk African chief’s charity up for gong at Ghana awards

Tribal chief of three tribes in northern Ghana, Lynne Symonds, with Chinese practitioner Dr Alex Qia

Tribal chief of three tribes in northern Ghana, Lynne Symonds, with Chinese practitioner Dr Alex Qiao, at his practice Nature & Health in Wymondham. Mrs Symonds's charity has been nominated for an award. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A charity started by the Norfolk chief of three African villages has been shortlisted for a 'best charity of the year' award.

The Wulugu project, founded by Lynne Symonds, who lives in Great Melton, is up for the honour at the GUBA awards - an annual event for Ghanaians in the UK to celebrate their achievements.

The Wulugu Project works in northern Ghana to tackle poverty through education and has helped build and equip schools.

Mrs Symonds said she was delighted with the nomination. She said: 'We are honoured to be selected to be part of a very African project. 'But we have built or re-built approximately 70 schools in the remotest districts in Ghana - and much more.'

In gratitude for her charity work, Mrs Symonds was the first white woman to become a tribal chief in northern Ghana in 1996.


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The awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on July 3.

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