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Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Bhaktivedanta Manor urges more support for Nepal’s earthquake victims (15th May 2015 update)

Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple is calling for more support to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake after another major earthquake struck the region, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died after the first quake.

The Manor launched an appeal to raise funds to support victims of the earthquake through the Temple’s welfare arm, The Lotus Trust, which has been supporting the Food for Life programme in Nepal since the first earthquake.

So far, the Food for Life programme in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur have served over 40,000 plates of hot prasadam in shelters and hospitals. In addition, devotees from local ISKCON centres have been transporting and providing water from the temple to these places where the government has not yet delivered relief.

In addition, ISKCON has provided fifteen doctors from Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai, who are setting up health camps with local doctors, and devotees are also supporting the development of accommodations for those that have lost their homes.

Already, the appeal has generated over £15,000 in donations, however more is needed to help Food for Life continue its vital work providing food and medical relief, and to help in rebuilding homes if funds allow.

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Philippines Typhoon Appeal

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The victims of the typhoon urgently need your help

With up to a staggering 10,000 people feared dead following the massive typhoon that struck eastern and central Philippines on Friday 8th November, several hundred corpses are scattered across the town of Tacloban, flattened from the severe battering of winds up to 170 miles an hour. Recorded as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land, the typhoon named ‘Haiyan’ caused devastation across a central belt of islands on the eastern provinces of Leyte and Samar. Continue reading Philippines Typhoon Appeal

8 London Bridges Cow Challenge Walk – Run – Cycle

Sunday 22nd September 2013
Registration: 10am – 12pm at Potters Field Park (next to City Hall), The Queens Walk, SE1 SAA (5 min walk from London Bridge Station)

Join the herd on Sunday 22nd September 2013.
Run, walk or cycle for 6km over 8 landmark London bridges

8 Bridges Cow Challenge: Route Map for runners/walkers
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Haiti Earthquake Appeal

The victims of the earthquake in Haiti urgently need your help

With up to a staggering 200,000 people feared dead following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday 12th January, the authorities have been frantically trying to move the tens of thousands of corpses from the capital’s streets to mass burial graves outside the city. At the same time, they are fighting to keep the city’s survivors alive, with 300,000 people made homeless and desperate for food and water. There are concerns that the supply of drinking water will only last a few more days. Continue reading Haiti Earthquake Appeal