Stop the Rot Fundraising Campaign

We’ve already contributed £10,000 of the costs and thanks to your incredible generosity have raised an additional £9,118! Please help us to cover the remaining £10,882 if you can. Thank you!

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Boost your donations by 25% at no cost to you! A Gift Aid declaration allows us to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I confirm I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Land of Joy will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When we receive a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £108

What Has Happened?

When the storms in February of this year left the bay roof leaking into the gompa yet again, we decided it was time to make a full investigation. Removing the roofing uncovered major issues (a result of many years on ongoing damage from several sources):

  • A rotten lintel right across the bay (fortunately still holding up the outer wall – just)

  • Rotten joists

  • Rotten timbers behind the wall panelling

  • Rotten floorboards in the dorm above

  • Rotten window in dorm above

The French door beside the gompa has also succumbed to rot this winter, needing replacement and treatment for dry rot in the surrounding areas.

The work to deal with these issues is underway. There is no possibility of delaying now this ‘can of worms’ has been opened. The great thing is we have the time and space to have everything sorted and the gompa area recreated – fresh, inspiring and ready to welcome you back!

However, this unplanned but essential work will have major impact on our finances, already under strain from the enforced closure, a situation possibly ongoing for the rest of 2020. Costs are likely to be around £25.000 – £30,000.

We so much appreciate the support our community has given us over the years and we know that this crisis is making life difficult for so many individuals and organisations. However, if you can help us financially at this time, please make a donation using the form below by choosing PayPal or the alternative option of making an offline donation (by cheque or bank transfer), depending on your preference. All details required for offline donations will be provided after you complete the form.

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Boost your donations by 25% at no cost to you! A Gift Aid declaration allows us to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I confirm I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Land of Joy will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When we receive a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £108

As a thank you

As a thank you for donating to this project we will put your name and any names you would like to give to us on our dedication list for our weekly Tara Puja and the daily Lama Chöpa practice. 

Please send all the additional names to spc@landofjoy.co.uk.