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The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust
The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust
The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust

The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust

Why we need your help

The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust (BGCT) was formed in 2003 and registered as a charity in 2004.   It supports projects in and around the Saccidananda Ashram (better known as Shantivanam) in Tamil Nadu, South India.    The Trust was named after, and inspired by the life and work of, Alan Griffiths, an English scholar, monk and priest, who adopted the monastic name of Bede.    He lived the last 25 years of his life at Shantivanam, dying there in 1993.    He wrote several books and travelled the world, teaching.

BGCT helps by making grants to Indian charities in the area who run the eight projects the Trust has decided to support.   BGCT concentrates on education, training, helping the elderly and the relief of need.    It makes the most of its scarce resources by spending very little of them on support costs and governance, so that 99% of its income is available for grant-making.    All of the administration and governance is carried out by its volunteer trustees.


1,855.00

raised towards 2,000.00 target

1855.00
2000.00

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Supporters

Nov 28, 2020

Andrew

Best wishes, this is instead of buying presents for our family at Christmas we are all donating to charities of our brothers choices. David Gower works at Chigwell School, who support this trust.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Nov 28, 2020

Anonymous

Donated in leui of Christmas present for my brother. Happy Christmas David and Sarah

60.00
(plus 15.00 giftaid)

Sep 27, 2020

Pamela Winters

I would like my donation to go towards Brother Martin's Road Project.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Sep 22, 2020

mary

25.00

Sep 21, 2020

Jane Saunderson

Hi Greville, this money is for Brother Martin. 100 from the Bede Griffiths Sangha, 50 from Jane and 15 from Daphne. It all relates to the recent Hermits-in-Company retreat, and the talk that Brother Martin gave. Many thanks Jane

165.00

Sep 18, 2020

Bernadette Packer

Please give the 25 to Br Martin for his path. I am on a Zoom Sangha retreat with John Ryder and Jane Saunderson and we can give a donation if we choose.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Sep 14, 2020

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 25, 2020

Joan Smith

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

1,855.00

Total plus Gift Aid 1,906.25

Direct donations

395.00

Raised offline 1,460.00

Fundraising pages

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