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Closed 17/07/2021

78%
£3,905
raised of £5,000 target by 88 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,905 to Support Okoe Ardifyo's Family & secure his musical legacy

    Funded on Saturday, 17th July 2021

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    Story

    Many people round the world have had their life enriched by being taught by, seeing a performance by, or just spending time with the great Ghanaian master drummer Okoe Ardyfio. Okoe very sadly died a few weeks ago at the terribly young age of 56, after being ill for several years.

    He leaves behind a family of five children - Laureen 20, Katherine 16, Patricia 13, Pistis 9 and Cyrus aged 3 - all cared for by his wife Anita.

    He also leaves the amazing Akrowa group of drummers and dancers, most of whom he personally trained, and in whom lies the legacy of Okoe's knowledge of Ghanaian traditional drumming and dance. These drummers and dancers depend on their work in Akrowa to support their families, and we all depend on them surviving as a group for Okoe's work to live on.

    In Ghana the death of someone like Okoe brings with it significant costs for the funeral which must be born by the family. Especially if you had any experience of him and his music, and if you are able, we would ask if you can donate some money to honour Okoe and his memory.

    Any money raised through this page will be split equally between :-

    Supporting Okoe's children and wife.

    Supporting Akrowa to re-establish themselves following Okoe's long illness.

    Contributing towards Okoe's funeral costs.

    You can also help by sharing this appeal through your social media networks. Okoe came into our lives 10 years ago, but we know he has travelled for many more years and made connections all over the world - we’d like to reach out to as many people as possible. In addition if you feel you might be able to contribute towards supporting Okoe's children’s education on an ongoing basis please email Tom at tom@interrupto.com.

    Tom Bancroft and Amy Geddes, Pathhead, Scotland

    19th March 2021

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    • Amy  Geddes6 months ago
      Amy  Geddes

      Amy Geddes

      6 months ago

      Hello, the fund for Okoe's funeral and family has now reached 77% of our £5000 target! Funds have been sent towards the funeral, whilst this page stays live as people are still donating daily to help the family back on their feet and for school fees for Okoe's children Many of you will have seen the amazing videos online of Okoe's funeral - still available on the Akrowa Kokrobite Facebook page. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you on behalf of Anita & family and the Akrowa family. Amy & Tom xx PS Okoe's casket was a drum......

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    • Amy  Geddes7 months ago
      Amy  Geddes

      Amy Geddes

      7 months ago

      We are over £2k which is great. Here is a thank you message fro the Akrowa Drum & Dance Ensemble. Let's keep going , please sharing the page and the videos.

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    • Amy  Geddes7 months ago
      Amy  Geddes

      Amy Geddes

      7 months ago

      Okoe's eldest daughter Laureen says thanks so much for your support!

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    Page last updated on: 5/5/2021 19.53

    Supporters

    88

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2021

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2021

    • Boo

      Boo

      May 5, 2021

      To a most wonderful man, I hope this helps in a small way to support this family

    • James Bryce

      James Bryce

      Apr 29, 2021

      £40.00

    • Mary Carbery

      Mary Carbery

      Apr 29, 2021

      Myself and my family will always remember Okoe with much love. A wonderful man.

      £100.00

    • Sammy

      Sammy

      Apr 24, 2021

      An amazing man with a passion that he spread onto the world ❤

      £30.00

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      Anonymous

      Apr 24, 2021

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