Getting money through to Burma

By Simon Barrow
May 9, 2008

Our friend and colleague Simon Keyes at the St Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace has a practical suggestion for supporting Burma.

He writes: "We are all aware of the problems of getting aid to Burma. Here's a practical way you could help. Over the last few weeks we have hosted a visitor from Burma at St Ethelburga's. He organised our first Muslim/Buddhist dialogue amongst other things. (Please forgive me if I keep his name confidential).

"He will be returning to Burma next week and we have been able to raise £2,000 for him to take with him to use privately in the work he will be doing with refugees on his return.

"If you would like to contribute to this fund you can donate on line here. Alternatively you can send a cheque payable to "St Ethelburga's Centre". All the money, including Gift Aid, will go direct to Burma. Perhaps you might consider organising a collection amongst your colleagues and friends? We will report back to you how the money is used."

Simon Keyes
St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

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