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Raising money for Amma's visit

"Serving the world with love and cooperation, you will find your own true Self. As you help those in need, selfishness will fall away, and without even noticing you will find your own fulfilment." - Amma

Please see below for Fundraising packs and latest news on donations.

Sponsored Walk at Virginia Water

Date & time: Saturday 22 April 2017. 2-4pm
Where: Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4QF

Virginia WaterA sponsored walk to raise funds towards Amma's UK visit is planned for 22 April 2017 at Virginia Water. Please keep this date free and join us for a pleasant walk followed by refreshments at the Sunningdale satsang.

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We are asking that participants aim towards a sponsorship of £100 per family by approaching all your friends, colleagues at work and leisure. Although this may seem a lot, we feel it gives a target to aim for and will go some way towards paying for Amma's UK programme.

For a Sponsorship Form and more details, click here or contact Yamunah vakeesyam@fastmail.fm. You may also sponsor the walk directly by donating online at http://amma.org.uk/donation.html. Please select “Amma UK Visit Expenses” from the drop-down box and also inform Yamunah of your donation.

Three ways to donate:

If you use online or telephone banking, you can set up a standing order directly from your account. Payment details: Friends of Amma UK. Sort code: 30-96-35. Account: 00264508.

If there is the option, please give a reference of “Amma UK Visit Expenses”. Make a one-off payment online at http://amma.org.uk/donation.html. Select “Amma UK Visit Expenses” from the drop-down box.

Set up a standing order using the Standing Order Form on the website. Print it off and sent it to your bank to set up. In all cases it would be very helpful, if possible, to send a separate notification to Shanker Nair shanker@amma.org.uk so we can maintain a separate record of this fundraising initiative.

Many thanks for your help and generosity.

Sponsorship of Items for Amma’s visit

It is only a short while before Amma will once again be with us in London. As always, she will tirelessly and unconditionally offer emotional and spiritual solace and upliftment to the thousands who come to her—all free of charge. It is Amma’s wish that the funds to cover the costs of the programme are met by the hosting country, so that all money raised during her visit can go straight to her numerous charities.

All these costs are met by donations. We would like to invite devotees to think about sponsoring the whole or part of some of the major fixed costs we face. Below is a list of some of the items. If you would like to sponsor the cost of these for the visit, either in full or in part, or simply to make a general donation towards costs, please contact Eleanor eleanormaythompson@hotmail.co.uk.

Stage £3000; Stage decorations £2000; Amma’s tour staff area £1500; Hall decorations £1200; Stage & Amma’s carpets £1000; Fruits & Flowers per day £1000; Tables £1000; Chairs £1000; Water & Electricity per day £800; Partitions in hall £500.

If you or your business would like to sponsor goods or services, or make a cash donation, that will also entitle you to an advertisement with the message of your choice in the Programme Guide: £125 or more for a half page, £250 or more for a full page advert.

If you are able to donate any other amount towards the cost of hosting Amma’s visit to London, it will be gratefully received. Please visit the website for details on a variety of ways to donate. Thank you.

Heartfelt donations towards Amma's visit costs

It is now less than three months until the London programme, and we are still very short of the funds required to cover the costs of hosting our beloved Amma. It is Amma’s wish that the funds to cover the costs of hiring the venue etc., to enable so many people to benefit from being in her physical presence, are met by the hosting country, so that all money raised during her visit can go straight to her numerous charities.

If you would like to participate in the initiative to make regular donations towards visit costs, please use the forms on our website for a Standing Order Mandate, to send to your bank, and a Gift Aid Declaration which will enable us to claim the tax back on your donation. You may also set up the standing order directly through online banking, though it is still important to send the Gift Aid Declaration to the Treasurer.

(If your employer or company/personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving Scheme, you can authorise them to make the donation from your wages or pension before deducting any tax. Please talk to your employer about setting up payments to Friends of Amma.)  If you have any queries, please send an email to Yamunah vakeesyam@fastmail.fm

Fundraising Pack - Individuals and Companies

Following on from last month's announcement that we are trying to raise all the funds for Amma's programme in advance, we would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has signed up for monthly and one-off donations. Five people have started up regular monthly donations so far. Your generous regular gifts are going to make a significant annual amount and several people have given one off donations. Whatever you give and in whatever way you give - everything is helping to support the programme and therefore, ultimately help all those humanitarian projects that Amma is so keen to expand. www.embracingtheworld.org has all the latest news and projects. Please do take the time to have a look. We are looking to raise a sum of £80,000 or more so we still have a long way to go. So far we have raised £2000.

Donation Information


» Click here for Online Donations
» Click here for Give As You Earn
» Click here for Gift Aid Scheme
» Click here for Cheque Donations
» Click here for Direct Debit Donations
» Click here for Standing Order Mandate



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