**COVID-19 Crisis Appeal**
The West London Buddhist Centre is an independent charity with no outside funding. With the centre closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have lost over 80% of our monthly revenue and currently our only income is from donations. You can find more information about our current situation here.
If you would like to set up a standing order or make a single donation directly through your bank then please give them the West London Buddhist Centre account details listed below. Anything you can give makes a big difference and will help to ensure that the centre stays afloat during this time of crisis and that we can continue to share the Buddha’s teachings and practices that are needed now more than ever.
By Bank Transfer
The Co-operative Bank
Account Name: WEST LONDON BUDDHIST CENTRE
Account Number: 65325827
Sort code: 08-92-99
Reference: Dana (and your name so we can thank you!)
For international donations
IBAN: GB27 CPBK 0892 9965 3258 27
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) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting out the bookshop and mailing list, painting, repairing, cleaning, putting the library in order; 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.