12%
£950raised of £7,496 target by 5 supporters

Weʼre raising £7,496 to Build a brand new Temple for Lodge Gomantak No.248 in South Goa, India

Location
Goa
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Dear Sir and R/V/W/Brother,

After over thirty years of a fulfilling UK Masonic Career, W.Bro. JC Patel decided to retire to Goa, India in 2011. Life in Goa was good but there was something missing so it was my privilege to be accepted as a member of the Gomantak Lodge No. 248 in Goa (Consecrated on 20-11-1982).

I have thoroughly enjoyed my membership, the wonderful Brethren, jovial atmosphere but have been very aware of the commitment to the true principles of our esteemed Brotherhood, wider Lodge fraternity, local
communities and charities.

My message here is simple but long lasting. As a committee member of a newly formed Lodge Gomantak Temple Trust (Build), we have a dream, to build our own temple. 10 years ago, this dream saw light with the laying of the Foundation Stone in the North East Corner of the plot. Due to unforeseen issues, the project stalled this year, however we now have the Town and Country Planning Department’s approval and are at commencement of construction. Foundation stone has been laid.

Brethren, we now require funds to build our Temple. Our budget for the total build is approximately INR 7,500,000 (INR 75 Lakhs), approximately £85,000 at current exchange rates. My target is to raise £8500 to the overall project. We have collected £580 in our first phase.

I am sure the benefits will be felt long into the future, not only for the current Brethren but those visiting from far and wide. The Temple will also serve as a place for local people to enjoy the facilities long into the future.
We have sought Grand Lodge approval for 50% funding of the project and are confident of its success.

So, my UK Brothers, will you help me make our dream a reality?

All donations will be gratefully received and faithfully applied to this cause.
I sincerely hope you can give generously.

With Fraternal Gratitude

S&F Regards

W.Bro. J C Patel

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    JC Patel

    3 months ago

    JC Patel

    Hello Masonic friends from UK I am overwhelmed with the support given to me by my UK Masonic friends for the construction of our New Masonic Temple in Goa India. So far we have total donation of £ 1530 I like to thank all the UK Brethren for their support. Best regards J C Patel

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    JC Patel

    3 months ago

    JC Patel

    So far we have collected £580 for the first phase as the validity had expired so new Brethren wishing to donate could not do so. I have reactivated the site for next 120 days.Happy to inform that one of my very good friend and well wisher has donated £500 in this second phase. Many thanks to Bro. J S Patel for this very kind and generous donation.

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3 months ago

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  • J C Patel

    J C Patel

    Sep 13, 2016

    £250.00

  • Nainesh Patel

    Nainesh Patel

    Sep 5, 2016

    My best wishes for the success of your worthy project.

    £50.00

  • Shirish Patel

    Shirish Patel

    Sep 3, 2016

    £100.00

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