This daily ritual brings a calmness and serenity to the day
The teachings of Buddha became known as The Dhamma
Focusing and training the mind to achieve a calm, stable state
In line with our Buddhist principles we do not operate for commercial gain, and make no charge for any of our services. As such we rely solely on charitable donations, known as Sanghadana. When visiting the temple we ask only that you bring a smile 😊. We provide new robes and boxes of basic requisites that visitors can use to make an offering to the monks. For those wishing to make donations these can be in the form of flowers, food, toiletries etc.
Of course monetary donations are welcome and are the lifeblood of the temple. Wherever possible we would ask that cash donations are made using the temple’s envelopes provided and that all details are completed including full name, address and postcode.
For those that can we ask you to consider making your donations under the Gift Aid scheme. If you are a UK tax payer we can then claim an additional 25% of your donation from HMRC at no additional cost to the donor. We claim Gift Aid twice a year and this is an enormous benefit to the temple for which we are very grateful. We use an online database called Fund Filer which is excellent www.fundfiler.com and this allows us to remain fully compliant with HMRC rules. If you are a higher rate tax payer we can provide an approved record of your donations that can be used to reduce your own tax rate. We would ask that you advise us of any change in your circumstances that may affect your Gift Aid status.
If you are making a BACS transfer please include your surname and postcode so that we can record your kind donations correctly.
The Temple bank account is:
Bank: Natwest, 53 High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1AQ
Account Name: Wat Phra Singh UK
Account No: 63121336
Sort Code: 60-08-30
IBAN Code: GB23 NWBK 6008 3063 1213 36
If you use Amazon there is an option to use Smile Amazon – see https://smile.amazon.co.uk . It is the same site, same items and same prices but Smile Amazon gives you the opportunity to have Amazon donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchase to your chosen charity. Wat Phra Singh UK can be found in the drop down list of charities who can benefit from this scheme. Also, Paypal have a similar scheme for charitable donations and Wat Phra Singh UK is one of their nominated charities.
88 High Street Runcorn WA7 1JH