Buddhafield Land Appeal
Rainbow leaves | Image © Hannah Phillips 2009
Buddhafield was awarded £10,000 by the Lottery fund in January 2011 to plant and develop a forest garden at Broadhembury. Hurray!!! The project will take place next winter (2011/2012) and volunteers will be very welcome. More details will be on the website as plans develop.
Be 1 of the 150!
Help Buddhafield fundraise to fully own Frog Mill!
In 2006 Buddhafield bought 17 acres of gorgeous land in Dartmoor National Park called Frog Mill. We hold our big Family Friendly and Summer Open retreats there. It cost £85,000 and with your help, Buddhafield has done very well to pay off over £65,000. There is now only £20,000 to go! It has a salmon spawning river, the Blackaton Brook flowing through it and is home to kingfishers, dippers and a host of other wildlife. Buddhafield has plans to let natural regeneration create more woodland and to clean and tidy up the mill area this winter.
All the folk listed below have pledged to raise money for the Buddhafield Frog Mill land appeal. Are you looking for an excuse to do something you’ve never done before? Could you be one of those people sharing your skills, passions, creativity and talent to help Buddhafield? You can join those below in their heroic tasks by setting up your own JustGiving page.
We are looking for 150 people to take up the challenge and raise £200 each in creative and exciting ways. We would love to fully own Frog Mill as soon as possible. Our goal of £20,000 raised in this way is really achievable- but we need your help. Don’t worry, if £200 feels too daunting, set yourself the task of raising £100. That’s just ten people giving a tenner or 5 people giving £20. If £200 doesn’t feel like a big enough target, feel very free to raise more. If you would like to donate without getting sponsors, please do: go to JustGiving and make a donation.
Frog Mill 2009 | Image © Buddhafield 2010
Suggestions for activities:
Walks, runs, silences, gigs, meditations, hair cutting/shaving, pilgrimages, dances, comedy nights, plays, frog hopping (for kids!), marathons/half marathons, fashion shows, cake sales, jumble sales — anything — as long as it’s ethical!
Let your friends on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Bebo know what you’re up to and get them involved too. Email is a great way to communicate about your mission and to get support. If you’re not computer literate, do it the old fashioned way getting sponsors with pencil and paper!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help setting up your fundraising page or have any questions:
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The Roll of Honour
Thank you for your support and to everyone who has given by sponsoring others, buying raffle tickets or giving to our bucket shakes at the Buddhafield Festival and Family friendly retreat.
It’s happening. All of the below have committed themselves to being 1 of the 150. Could you?
Dhiramati held an all night puja at this years Buddhafield Festival. He raised over £800 Visit his JustGiving page
Paul Chauncy cycled from London to Frog Mill, recording an album on his travels. He raised over £500 Visit his JustGiving page
Satyajit raised £200 by breaking concrete and selling scrap!
Kuladitya ran a half marathon and raised £200.
Heath Dawson raffled a bushcraft course and raised £475.
Peter Vajra donated £180 from the proceeds of his massages on the family friendly retreat.
Dayajoti abseiled the Avon Gorge
Sarah Thorne abseiled the Avon Gorge Visit her JustGiving page
Akasati held a day retreat at the Brighton Buddhist Centre
Kamalashila donated the royalties from his book on meditation.
Samantabhadri donated £8,000.
Wendy Bates donated £300.
Botts and Nancy donated £200
Maitrisara has donated £200
Joy Mackeith donated £200
Thornton donated £200 Mahabodhi donated £200
Jennie Withers donated £200
Khemasuri donated £200
Emma Jackson donated £200
Rudolph donated £200
Cittavasin donated £200.
J J Middleway donated £200
Marion Heaton donated £200
Karunagita donated £200
Matt Black donated £200
Annie Munro donated £200
Mary Richardson donated £200
Sarah Pethybridge donated £200
Terry Bristow donated £200
Jo, on behalf of Andy Megan, donated £200
Virginia donated £200
Jyotipakshini donated £200
Andrew Marston donated £200
Lorna donated £200
Vajrin raised £200 by running and by personal donation
Lokabandhu ran a half marathon and raised over £300
Sikka cycled the Downs and raised £200
Vidyadasi did an all night reading of The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava and raised over £300
Padmapani held a party on a houseboat in Shoreham in December and raised £500
Tam Vilasamani held a musical night at the West London Buddhist Centre in December and raised £200 Visit his JustGiving page
Arun Boudh is raising money in memory of Dr. BR. Ambedkar Visit his JustGiving page
Karen and Kathy are holding a film and curry night on Saturday, 4 December near Hebden Bridge Visit their JustGiving page
James Stentiford and a friend are paddle boarding around the North Coast of Devon from Lynmouth to Hartland in May and will raise £200
Carol Talbot is teaching mindfulness classes in Brighton and will donate £200. Visit her JustGiving page
Louisa Drewett is running a half marathon in March 2011. Visit her JustGiving page
Shantikara is knitting Visit his JustGiving page
Kate, Kent, Caspar and Natasha are swimming, running, making cakes and felt Visit their JustGiving page
Hannah Phillips is walking 40 miles between Buddhafield’s 2 pieces of land Visit her JustGiving page
Leif Stamford is walking 40 miles between Buddhafield’s 2 pieces of land Visit his JustGiving page
Sarah Douglas is doing a yogathon
Richard Harborne is massaging
Visvadakini is stilt walking on Dartmoor
Andrew Stacey is donating proceeds from the sale of his artwork
Chris Bull is doing a slack rope walk
VJ and Jamie are doing a triathlon
George Cole is doing something with acupuncture
Keith is busking
Jo Jacobs and Roma Round are holding a musical evening
Claire Thomas, Joely Hayes and family are sending a cuddly bear and a diary around to friends
Andrew McCutchion is doing a 24 hour piano
Andy Slack is doing something musical
Dawn Saddington is doing extra midwifery shifts
Jo Hartley is holding a dance night
Louise and Ruth are having a 24 hour cake bake and sale
Libby Davy has pledged to do something with food
Sumana is holding a musical extravaganza evening on Sat 9th April Visit his justgiving page
Catherine Powell is swimming 108km. Visit her JustGiving page
Animisha has pledged to raise £200 Visit her JustGiving page
Alec has pledged to donate £200
Mark Barrett has pledged to raise £200 Visit his JustGiving page
Daisy Bruce has pledged to raise £200
Anne Martin has pledged to raise £200 Visit her JustGiving page
Denise Dobson has pledged to raise £200
Swithin Fry has pledged to raise £200 Visit his JustGiving page
John Pasco has pledged to raise £200
Sean Quigley has pledged to raise £200
Tam Mills has pledged to raise £200
Lilapa has pledged to raise £200
Tonya Evans has pledged to raise £200 Visit her JustGiving page
Amaragita has pledged to raise £200
Julia Clarke has pledged to raise £200
Carl Davies has pledged to raise £200.