How to Help
If you feel a connection with the Buddhist Centre, would you like to help out? You can give money (see below), but we also need time and skills. Ring Hanka or Bodhilila on 020 7727 9382 to talk about any of these ideas.
Sorting out the bookshop and mailing list, painting, repairing, cleaning, putting the library in order, selling books on Amazon: there’s plenty to do, and our small core team relies on volunteers to keep the Centre running.
We welcome any offers of help, and we particularly welcome regular volunteers, who can come in for (say) half a day each week to help us with key roles such as running reception, or designing and disseminating publicity materials. If you have skills you think we could use, do get in touch.
All our income comes from people who use the Centre. We try to keep expenses low, but we do need more regular income to offer the kind of events and teaching that people want. There is a dana bowl for one-off donations, but standing orders are by far the best way to support the Centre financially because it gives the stability of income that we need – pick up a form, or ask us to send you one.
You can also donate online via Paypal by clicking the button below. If your donation is for a special purpose, please click ‘Add special instructions to recipient’ when you get to the Paypal page, and enter what the purpose is.
Please fill in a Gift Aid form if you are a UK taxpayer. It means your donation is worth 25% more, as we can claim tax back from the government. It’s easy – you can fill in a form at reception next time you’re at the Centre, or just copy and paste text below into the contact form on this page.
Here is Sahananda explaining a bit more about Gift Aid.
Text for Gift Aid Declaration to be sent via our contact form on this page, in an e-mail or printed out:
I, [ insert your full name ] of [ insert your full address including postcode ] wish the Triratna Buddhist Community (West London) (Charity No. 271591) to treat all donations I have made for the six years prior to the date below, and all donations I may make after this date, as Gift Aid donations so that tax may be recovered on them for the benefit of the West London Buddhist Centre. I understand that I must be paying Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax of at least the amount which will be reclaimed by the charity and that I may cancel this Declaration at any time.
Dated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Signed (if printed) . . . . . . . . . . . .