Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Help with the care of Amarna’s ancient buildings

Amarna Project Donation Site

Thanks to Dr Anna Stevens for letting me know about the new Amarna Project donation page on the Just Giving website. An excellent idea, it has been set up to allow people to help out with the completion of repairs to the Royal Suite. The thing I like most about the project is that they are asking for a realistic sum, and that every donation, no matter how small, will help them to carry on with their excellent work. The site shows both the target amount and how much they have raised so far. If every one of last Monday's visitors to this blog donated just a single pound each they would be well along the way to reaching their target.

I've used the Just Giving site several times to donate to friends who have done various sports things for charity, and it works really well.

Here's the summary from the Just Giving site:

Help us to take care of Amarna’s ancient buildings.

Since 1997, the Amarna project has been engaged in a programme to record and restore one of the ancient city’s most important buildings: the North Palace.

In Spring 2011 we will return to the site with the aim of meeting a major milestone – the completion of repairs to the Royal Suite – and we are asking for your help in reaching this goal.

Your donation will pay for the established teams of skilled local workmen who will undertake the rebuilding under the supervision of Conservation Architect Surésh Dhargalkar. In this way you will also be supporting the local community.

More information on the North Palace can be found here:

And details of the restoration work here:

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

The Amarna Project Team

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