The Achimota Trust

Patron: The Lord Ribeiro, Kt, CBE, of Achimota and Ovington

The Achimota Trust is a charitable Trust which was established in 1987 by  the Old Achimotan Association in the United Kingdom (OAA (UK)) to provide assistance and support for Achimota School in Ghana.

The Trust relies on donations to enable it to carry out its work. Donations can be made in a variety of ways.  Click here for a printable Donation Form. For Gift Aided donations, donate here.

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The Achimota Trust

4 Cranfield Drive

London NW9 5WH

The Achimota Trust and the Old Achimotan Association in the UK are proud of their link with Goodenough College and grateful to the College for the use of its facilities for their meetings.

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB



On 18 July 2014, our Patron, Lord Ribeiro, spoke in the House of Lords in the debate on the Assisted Dying Bill. Akora Professor Felix Konotey-Ahulu, a past Chairman of the OAA-UK, writes:

In a competent, lucid and professional statement, Lord Ribeiro, an extraordinary surgeon with enormous experience in the management of patients of all ages with different kinds of cancer laid bare the flaws in Lord Falconer's Bill that would allow doctors to help terminally ill people who did not wish to live any longer to kill themselves.

The Bill specifically states 6 months as the longest time doctors consider a very ill patient has to live to qualify for "Assisted Dying". Lord Ribeiro argued that during that time it was possible for new treatments to be developed to help patients thought to need assistance to kill themselves. In an outstanding contribution to the debate, Lord Ribeiro made clear that he would vote against the Bill.

See the full text of Lord Ribeiro’s contribution here.