Monday 30 September 2013

How we have deployed the funds Raised

This page shows how much we have raised and where the money has been spent.

Year 2013-2014 to date
  • Donations and Sales into BDTSG  £390

From donations and sales at the Cafes we've been able to do this:
  • £150 towards Solar powered water heaters for the Tibetan children's home foundation, Mussoorie where the children face bitter Winters  view
  • £100 for a maternity clinic in Eastern Tibet - a small innovative NGO working in the field in remote areas of Tibet  view
  • £250 to Students for a Free Tibet  view
Thank you to all who joined in!

Year 2012-2013 to date
  • Donations and Sales into BDTSG  £2,374
Out goings
  • Donation to Tibet Relief              £330
  • Donation to Little Tibet 2            £100
  • Donation to the Tadra Project    £800
  • Donation to Tibet Watch             £400
           The Tibet Watch donation was doubled to £800 by the Big Give
  • We have spent on costs £347
  • We have spent on stock £166
Best Year Ever.  Cafe Momos are proving a success and we had an event at Hartham.  Our main costs are for venue hire, travel expenses and projector costs.  The event at Hartham (free venue hire) was the most successful and costly.
Year 2011-2012 
  • Donations and Sales into BDTSG  £1,696
Out goings
  • Costs £182
  • Donations to Tibet Society £210
  • Donations to Tibet relief  £568
  • Donations to Students for a free Tibet £600.
  •  Stupa Project in London £200.

Year 2010-2011
  • Donations and Sales into BDTSG  £716.87
Out goings

  • Costs £216.98
  • Donations  to Tibet Society £0
  • Donations to Tibet relief  £0
  • Stock £120

Not a good year, our main event was a talk by Thubten Samdup (Tibet Gov. in Exile Rep. in London).  This was held in November when it snowed and was not well attended.  The were high costs for this event and it only just broke even.  The talk was good and is available on YouTube.  Cash reserves were built up for further events and money was also spend on stock.

Year 2009-2010

  • Donations and Sales into BDTSG  £743
Out goings

  • Costs £96
  • Donations  to Tibet Society £250
  • Donations to Tibet relief  £350
The first year was very successful with good events: talks on Tibet plus slide shows and films.  Costs were mainly on hire of premises and printing costs.

Sunday 29 September 2013

Cafe Momo - Corsham


Music, Refreshments, stalls,


On SUNDAY 20th October starting at 12:30pm to 4:30pm

for Lunch and afternoon tea

Soup and Roll . Home-made produce .
Refreshments inc. Jing teas and Hot chocolate

Café Momo is a regular Winter Café. 

Cafes are run by Bath District Tibet Support Group

Donation on the door - Everyone Welcome!

Saturday 28 September 2013

Tibetan man immolates self in Ngaba

Phayul[Saturday, September 28, 2013 17:38]
An undated photo of Shichung
An undated photo of Shichung
A Tibetan man died after setting himself on fire today around 4.30 PM(local time) in Gomang Thawa township in Ngaba County, reported the Tibet Times.

Engulfed in flames, Shichung, 41, ran from his house towards the main road before collapsing, a Tibetan monk from south India told the the Tibet Times. He succumbed to his burns and passed away at the site of his protest.

Following his self-immolation protest, local Tibetans tried to take the body to his home but were confronted by Chinese security personnel numbering over 150, who were already stationed for the Man-sTon festival, which involves collection of lists of prayers local Tibetans have said at home and an entertainment show. The locals did manage to take the body to his home but the authorities eventually confiscated the body and drove with it towards Ngaba county.

Every year, the local Tibetans of Gomang Thawa township gather for the religious festival called Man-sTon. Shichung had just returned to his home after the program today. He had lit a butter lamp in front of a portrait of the exile Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama before setting himself on fire.

He also reportedly told his friend yesterday during the preparations for the festival where police were patrolling, “These Chinese will not let us live, I think I should burn myself in front of them.”

Shichung is survived by his wife and two children.

Since 2009, as many as 121 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet calling for freedom in Tibet and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.