Appeal for Funds
Proposed New Extension
As you know, we wrote to you in December 2019 with details of the proposed Building Extension at the London Buddhist Vihara. This letter is to update you on the present status of the project.
In our previous letter we made an Appeal for donations to cover the shortfall of funds to meet the estimated cost of the project. We are pleased to say that we had very good response from our supporters and the donations received so far will help us a great deal in our endeavour to complete this project in time. The work started on 20th January 2020 as planned and the progress has been satisfactory. The contractor has been very cooperative, and the work is currently on schedule. (see photographs attached).
You will see from the enclosed list that some of our supporters have undertaken to fund various items that are needed. This is very generous of them and is greatly appreciated. As we are still short of funds to meet the target, we wish to extend our Appeal to all of you to help in any way you are able to. This could be by sponsoring an item on the list or a cash donation however small. All donations will be duly acknowledged.
As already described in our previous letter, the proposed building project will include a new first floor extension with 4 bedrooms for resident and visiting monks and ground floor works including relocation of the kitchen, seating area for visitors, additional storage space, relocation of the gents toilet and the ladies toilet, improving the disabled toilet, installing new heating and ventilation systems with the replacement of the existing oil fired boiler and improving the main hall and the sermon hall. The relevant information and the building plans are displayed in the main hall and on the LBV website. The work is progressing well. The estimated cost is £ 1 million. Your kind donations are most welcome and will help to complete this project successfully on time.
If you wish to make a donation, please make it payable to the following account.
Payee – London Buddhist Vihara Builidng Fund or LBV Building Fund
Bank – NatWest
A/c No : 33928452
Sort Code: 56-00-31
Your donation will be gratefully received and acknowledged with a receipt.
You are also able to make any donations to the various major items and for some sections of work, a schedule of which is attached to this letter.
Thanking you in advance for your support. With Metta
The Head Monk and the Vihara Management Committee