At a meeting of the Board on 27th February 2023 a decision was made to send all the monies donated to the Earthquake Appeal (Turkey and Syria) to the Disasters Emergency Committee, a collection of large UK charities operating in the area. Here is their website page for Turkey and Syria: DEC
The option to send half of the funds to the UK Charity "Aid to the Church in Need" was not adopted by the Board although we will welcome working with this charity on other projects in the future.
The original intention of the Appeal was to channel these funds through the Patriarchate's bank account in Lebanon but UK banking regulations has made this, sadly, impossible.
Mindful of the desire for some of our donors to ask for a refund, the Board is keeping this opportunity open FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY 13th MARCH.
If you require a refund, please email the Charity's Treasurer, Mr Johnny Tabbal at this email address: email@example.com before the deadline please. On Tuesday 14th March, all the donation appeal monies in the bank account will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee.