#EveryDayCounts lobbying activity

Today, a group of Voluntary and Community organisations wrote a letter to the Prime Minister to request that government assistance is ramped up, in this time of crisis. In the letter, they remind the PM that “now is the worst time to close a hospice, or reduce our volunteer mobilisation capacity. Now is the worst time to lay people off who will help to protect our NHS by reducing demands upon it”, and that these organisations will need more support in order to help the country through this difficult time.

The letter can be read here.

Urgent action is needed today to build public and political pressure on the government, and the window of opportunity to change this may be closing fast. Hence the #EveryDayCounts campaign. What can you do to help?

Please download this template letter, populate, and send it to your MP. With your help, we can all make a difference so Britain’s charities can keep on serving the country at this difficult time.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find your MP and constituency on Parliament’s website with their name or your postcode
  2. Download the template letter which contains pre-written text and self-explanatory text in yellow which you should delete and update with your own details
  3. Email and/or post it to your MP (contact details available at the link under 1 above)
  4. If you’re on twitter or other social media, take a photo of your letter and tweet it, including the hashtag #EveryDayCounts

Together, we are stronger and our voices will be heard.