Last week Babyhuddle launched their Do One Thing for Tamsyn campaign to raise
awareness of Tamsyn Wood’s tragic situation. If you’re not familiar with her
story, please see this post.
This story is one that could happen to any of us, in fact only last month I had a phonecall to say that my husband was on the way to hospital with a rugby injury, thankfully it was only a giant hole in his leg, but the thought of him being unable to do all the things I take for granted would be unthinkable.
There are lots of different reasons why a person may find themselves having to rely upon benefits. Illness, job losses and accidents are just the tip of the iceberg. Tamsyn Wood’s story is, unfortunately, one of many. We know that cuts need to be made, especially to those who do not need benefits as much as Tamsyn. But we want the Chancellor George Osborne to know this:
By cutting benefits to those in dire need of them, the government is sending a very strong message- you are on your own.
We want to tell the government that they are wrong.Tamsyn is not on her own. YOU are not on your own. We shall stand strong together to make sure that our voices are heard. We shall make sure that the government realises that families like Tamsyn’s need benefits- to which they are entitled- in order to survive. We want to tell the government that families like Tamsyn’s will never be the same again if we turn our backs on them.
We’ve seen the power of social media when it is used for good and we know the difference that we can make. Together, we are many voices. Many voices turn up the volume for the repressed and the lonely. Many voices empower the people who need to stand strong. Many voices can make a difference for people like
On Friday we shall be shouting for Tamsyn and we want you to join us. Share Tamsyn’s story. Share the petition. Lend your voice and make changes happen.
When: Friday 12th October 2012, 8.30 pm
Why: to make changes happen
Are you in?