XF 2.1 Nice way to style my donation notice block?


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I want to have a notice block about donations to support my forum. I just want the Paypal donate button left and the text to the right. Its been 15 years since I last wrestled with HTML and i'm not achieving what I wanted (https://www.secretprojects.co.uk) with the text pushed down compared to the button, and the columns are specified by relative % - ideally the button column should be a fixed width and the text column expand as the page gets bigger.

My crappy HTML code taken from a div columns tutorial:

* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

/* Create two equal columns that floats next to each other */
.column {
  float: left;
  padding: 5px;
.left {
  width: 25%;
.right {
  width: 75%;
/* Clear floats after the columns */
.row:after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
  clear: both;
<div class="row">
<div class="column left">
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick" />
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="RUCTVMYPSNV6Y" />
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" title="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" alt="Donate with PayPal button" />
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_NZ/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1" />
<div class="column right">
<p style="margin: 0; padding: 0;">
    Dear {name}, migrating the forum to Xenforo incurred extra costs and the hosting fund is getting low. Please consider donating a small amount of money to help with the running costs of the forum. Every little bit helps to keep the servers running. Read more about this in <a href=https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/forum-donations-needed-please.31732>this topic on the forum.</a> </p>


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if you wanna responsive and with better layout that it will good for you
remove your all Style before using mine
.row { display: grid; grid-template-columns:auto auto; }
.right{ justify-self: center;  padding:10px;}
.left{ align-self: center;  padding:5px; }
.left form{ align-items: center; }
@media (max-width: 700px) {
  .left{ text-align:center;  }
  .row { display: grid; grid-template-columns:  auto;}
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