Thank you for your wonderful support

Since receiving the awful news on Monday that our application for core funding from the OCS had been rejected, we have been overwhelmed by the warm response from all our supporters, volunteers and peers.

Since Monday we have received well over 2,500 signatures to our e-petition and have had some wonderful media coverage about our situation.

We have not taken this news lying down and will continue to challenge the government’s decision. If you want to add your name to our campaign then please do so (see my other blog for details). We are also urging our supporters to write to their local MP to raise awareness of this appalling decision and to ask them to put a question to the Minister in parliament. Here's a template letter - you can use this and submit directly to your local MP through the 'Write to them' website, just put in your postcode to find your local MP and submit your letter. If you would like to support us in other ways, take a look here.

Meanwhile at TimeBank it is business as usual – we are continuing to deliver our funded projects and our employee volunteering schemes to the highest level, the dedication and professionalism of our staff is without question. We will strive to help and support people into volunteering opportunities for as long as we can.

Once again, thank you for your support and I hope to be able to report more positive news in the near future.