A warm welcome to information and news about the Great Holm Samatha Centre in Milton Keynes. Here you can discover how you can donate towards the Centre; and learn how the Centre is organised. Events planned for the calendar are currently on hold - updates will appear here as the current situation develops.
May 2020 update on donations
Dear Samatha Friend
In view of the Covid-19 shut-down, we have been reviewing the financial situation at the Great Holm Samatha Centre in Milton Keynes, and wanted to keep you informed.
Over the past year, our income (mainly monthly standing orders but also one-off donations) has been a little less than our considerable running costs (£2k monthly mortgage, Council Tax, utility bills, etc), meaning a deficit of approximately £200 per month.
Our income from activities and donations at the Centre has now stopped due to the shutdown. This amounts to a further loss of approximately £200 per month.
We have now nearly completed a first phase of renovations, including new doors, splitting the large room upstairs, preliminary work on the garden and upgrading the chalet. Further renovations will be paused until our financial situation is clearer.
We know that some of you will be under significant financial pressure in the current crisis, but if you would like to help, there are two ways you can do so:
Method 1: A Standing Order for the Milton Keynes Samatha Centre
An increase to your current monthly Standing Order, or indeed a new monthly Standing Order, even for a small amount, would be greatly appreciated. Please click the links below to open the Gift Aid and Standing Order forms:
Method 2: Make a one-off donation to The Milton Keynes Samatha Centre
There are several ways in which you can make a one-off donation:
a) CLICK on the donate button below and follow the instructions:
b) CLICK or copy and paste the link below into you browser and follow the instructions:
c) POINT your smartphone camera at the QR code below and follow the instructions:
d) Make a bank transfer to:
Account name: Samatha Trust South
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account number: 00021294
If you are not yet registered as a Samatha gift aider and would like to do so please use this form to submit your details.
With best wishes
Gwil Wright Charles King
Because of the Covid-19 situation, classes and events at the Centre have been temporarily suspended. Details of future events and courses will be advertised when government guidelines allow for the Centre to be made accessible again.