Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Centre for FWBO Ipswich

external view of the new Ipswich Buddhist CentreHot on the heels of Monday's post comes news of new premises for the FWBO's Ipswich Buddhist Centre.

For some years they've been in rented premises; they have for some time been seeking permanent premises and contacted thier Facebook supporters last week to say "we completed on friday 16th january. So we have finally taken possession of our new "Centre to be", and stepped across the threshold. Now there is just the building and alteration work to be done to fit it to our needs, and then some decoration and furnishing, and "hey presto", we have our own beautiful Centre.

"The work we are embarking on is; to strip out some cement sheeting boards containing asbestos, and renewing the ceiling; to fit a disabled toilet and lift, and improve access; and to fit out a servery. So we hope those works will be commencing in the next week or so. If anyone would like to look around the building do email or speak to a member of the Council and we can arrange it, and I am sure there will be more organised visits arranged from time to time.

"We have a certain amount of money allocated for this work, but it will certainly cost more than we have to create the sort of Centre we really want, so we are going to have to embark on a Fundraising project to bring in the funds. To this end, a first step has been to set up a "Just Giving" site, which you can view on www.justgiving.com/fwboipswich".

FWBO News says SADHU!

Actually, they did more than simply announce their news - there's a series of three videos posted on YouTube giving a sense of the new Centre and the sort of work that'll be needed to turn the old light-industrial premises into a Buddhist Centre.

You can watch them here: part I - part II - part III.



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