What is the 108 CLUB?
The 108 Club, established in 2006, is a saving scheme that will enable Diamond Way Buddhism UK raise the money for a new Buddhist centre in London.
You can help in many ways, by joining the 108 Club which will support the project in the long-run and also by making a one-off donation. By joining it you show your ongoing support for our growth in London, either as your local centre or as a place for our national activities. This will provide a large meditation hall where we can practice and hold courses, as well as places to organise events, socialise and live together. And best of all, it will be a place to offer Diamond Way Buddhism to London and the UK for generations to come.
108 Club members donate a regular sum of money every month. This can be £108, or a half, third, or quarter of £108: £54, £36, £27, or whatever you feel you can spare. You can sign up as an individual, a group, or as a centre. Registrations are welcome from anywhere in the world and we now have several friends who have joined from abroad who want to sign up.
To join the 108 CLUB you need to set up a monthly standing order and register your details. The following details will guide you through this process and should answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] with any questions or suggestions.
We occasionally reward all our members with special 108 Club gifts and dedicated events as a way to show our appreciation for your support.
How does it work?
You decide how often you want to donate £108 to the 108 CLUB: once every one, two, three or four months. Making regular payments from your bank account helps us to build a strong foundation and plan for the future.
Is there a target?
Yes – £2.5 million! We would rather buy the new centre debt-free, and we think this target is possible through the 108 Club and other sources of fundraising. The 108 Club has been instrumental in demonstrating in our plans how serious and stable we are, and how we are growing.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you have the option to Gift Aid your donation. Gift Aid is a way for the charity to claim back the money that you have already paid to the government as tax. It doesn’t cost you a penny but means that your £108 is worth £130 to the charity. When signing up you can let us know you are happy for us to claim the Gift Aid on your donations.