Charity Work & Your Donations



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As well as supporting the running of our Temple, enabling us to keep offering you meditation classes and free healing groups, keeping you calm and relaxed and allowing that vibe to ripple out to your families and friends, The Leigh Buddhist Community is also committed to helping the disadvantaged within our own local community and further afield.   With your continued support we can maintain our regular commitment to financially help the following charities:


SOS Children: child sponsorship charity

SOS Children’s Villages, together with their supporters, have been helping the world’s most vulnerable children and families for over 65 years.

  • SOS prevent children from ending up alone by supporting fragile families to stay together
  • When a child is orphaned or abandoned, SOS provides them with a permanent family home in an SOS Children’s Village
  • SOS provide quality education and healthcare in these communities

SOS also help during emergencies, and are currently supporting children and families suffering as a result of the refugee crisis.

There are SOS Children’s Villages, and associated community programmes, in 125 countries around the world – making them one of the world’s largest orphan charities. These span Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

The Leigh Buddhist Community is currently sponsoring a 5 year old boy called Nyasha in Zimbabwe.  With our continued financial help, Nyasha will receive a happy and healthy childhood within one of the SOS Children’s Villages and will have access to a good level of schooling as well as job and vocational training to ensure he has a firm foundation for his adult life.

To learn more about SOS Children’s Villages, click Here: SOS.


The Child Funeral Charity (CFC) assists families financially in England and Wales who have to arrange a funeral for a baby or child aged 16 or under. Whilst many funeral directors, the clergy and most celebrants do not charge fees, there are other funeral related expenses that bereaved parents struggle to find. Financial support is available from the Child Funeral Charity to help with such funeral costs, together with practical advice and guidance.

To learn more about The Child Funeral Charity, click here: CFC.


The Storehouse is a local community centre in Southend-on-sea that helps to support the local community.

The Storehouse gives out free tea, coffee, breakfasts, lunches, food bags, clothes and signpost people to relevant services that work within the Storehouse during opening times. The service is available to those who are vulnerable, in need of support or anyone experiencing a crisis like homelessness, unemployment and benefit delay amongst others.

The Storehouse takes food bank donations.  If you would like to donate a food parcel, there is a drop-off point in the Temple Cafe, 815 London Road (opposite Chalkwell Park Entrance).  The Cafe will arrange to have the parcels picked up by the Storehouse volunteers and ensure they reach the right place.

If you would like to find out more about The Storehouse, click here: Storehouse.


Without all of you we would not be able to help others in the manner that we do.

In particular, we would like to say a very special thank you to Zanze Pandit and Alex Crawford.

Master Zanze, leading by example, has donated us £2,300 from the enlivening oImage result for thank youf the Buddhas in Leigh-on-Sea and in Althorne; every penny of which, will go directly to the above charities.

Alex, your exceptional donation is being put to very good use.

Thank you gentlemen.


Every penny counts and your continued financial support is much needed and greatly appreciated.

If you would like to set up a regular financial contribution, please contact our admin team at

If you would like to make a one-off contribution, please click the button below:

The Leigh Buddhist Community is a registered charity

No: 1162309

(There are other ways to help too!  If you would like to get more involved and can offer some time, please contact us.  We are always in need of man-power!  We have a garden project about to begin so if you can weed, trim, plant or paint then please get involved!  There are many other jobs too.  Help us grow our community and help other people.)

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