Yesterday, former Conservative MP and Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson wrote in the Telegraph about why charities are so important, and appealed to the Treasury to take swift action: ‘Charities have a vital part to play in tackling the coronavirus crisis, and in helping the country rebuild once the worst is over. But they can’t do that if they no longer exist…’
Labour MP Tracey Brabin also gave an impassioned plea before the House of Commons, saying: ‘Charity workers are helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community through the COVID19 crisis. The Government needs to act now to give them the support they need.’
So far, over 1/3 of all MPs from 9 different parties have signed a joint letter organised by Stephen Doughty MP, urging the government to provide financial support for the sector so it can keep serving communities.
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