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#NeverMoreNeeded: show your support for the charity sector

By Peter Gilheany

11 February 2021
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Since the middle of last year, Forster has been working pro-bono on the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign, a cross voluntary sector initiative to shine a light on the amazing work charities are doing during the pandemic and the financial impact it is having in them and the causes and communities they support.

The government has provided very welcome financial support to charities but it isn’t enough.

The situation is critical, so we have developed a rally cry for the sector called #RightNow, which will highlight everything charities are currently doing to support causes and communities and call for more support from government. The first part of that campaign is an open letter to the Prime Minister urging the government to create an Emergency Support Fund as soon as possible.

We want to get as many people as possible to sign the letter. The more, and more diverse people we get to sign, the more attention it will get and the greater leverage it will create for the campaign.

Here’s a link to the letter on the #NeverMoreNeeded website so you can see what we are asking for and who the current signatories are. If you would like to be a signatory, then follow the instructions on the website.

As well as publishing the letter, we are coordinating a social media campaign. We are encouraging everyone who cares about charities and the support they provide to share a post on Wednesday 17 February that shares what they, or the voluntary organisations they support, are doing right now to make a positive difference.

It would be amazing if you joined us and shared a personal post on that day, using the #RightNow and #NeverMoreNeeded hashtags, and encourage your followers to do the same.

You can find example posts and supporting social media assets for the campaign here.

Forster has worked for charities since our inception in 1996 and so we know just how challenging it is for the sector at the moment, which is why we are putting our support behind the campaign.