Leith Hill Action Group – Newsletter 18 (5th July 2013)       

Stop the Leith Hill oil drilling!

Hello and welcome to LHAG’s latest campaign newsletter.  This newsletter is to urgently request more funds, in order for us to continue the challenge in the High Court.

A short history of LHAG’s Finances

In order to mount a fight at the Public Inquiry, we had to raise £50,000 in six months.  Thanks to your collective generosity, we managed it.  In fact, we raised a sum closer to £60,000!

The excess funds proved vital, because Europa decided to launch a challenge to the Inspector’s decision in the High Court.  As you already know, we managed to get ourselves added as a co-defendant, ensuring that once again, LHAG would be able to put its crucial points forward to the right people at the right time.

Until now, we had hoped that our defence of the Inspector’s decision would be able to be paid for out of our existing funds.  However, following recent discussions with our barrister it has become clear that we are going to be short by about £6,500.    

The Court Hearing is set to take place on 23 and 24 July and so we don’t have long to raise the money.  We therefore urgently need your help.

A new fund-raising target

So once again, we are on the fundraising trail.  Although this year’s target is about a tenth of last year’s, it is no less crucial.  With your help, we have won the fight so far and we are therefore calling on you, for what we hope will be the last time, to help us once again by making a donation. 

How to donate

Full details of how to donate can be found on the “How to Donate” page of our website, www.lhag.org.uk, or just click this link.  Alternatively, the information is also below.

Donating by Direct Transfer

You can make a direct transfer to the LHAG account (name “Leith Hill Action Group”) using sort code 09-01-27 and account 3767 8874.  

Donating by Cheque

Make cheques payable to “Leith Hill Action Group” and send to:

Patrick Nolan, LHAG, Oak Lodge, Anstie Lane, Surrey, RH5 6HA. 

Donating by Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal

You can donate by the card of your choice or even directly from your PayPal account by clicking the button below.  (Some email packages may not allow you to see/use this button without further intervention.  If this is the case, please visit the donation page of our website, where you will also be able to donate using this facility.)

However you donate, please do provide us with your name, address and email in case we have the chance to return surplus funds.  You can do this by sending us a letter to the Oak Lodge address above or by email to LHAG@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you for your generous responses to our fundraising appeals to date, and I hope you feel able to support us once again.

Patrick Nolan

The Leith Hill Action Group