Grey Pride's Blog Posts Tagged 'pride' (17)

Make sure your MP votes FOR a Minister for Older People on 28th June

As we announced yesterday, we are delighted to have secured a House of Commons Debate on the Grey Pride campaign call for the appointment of a dedicated Minister for Older People, on Thursday 28th June.

 

Every Grey Pride supporter who signed our petition…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 22, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Margot James MP supports the call for a Minister for Older People

Margot James MP is supporting our application for a motion calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People to be appointed.

 

On her blog todaythe MP for Stourbridge says

“It is essential that older people are represented across Government, a…

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Added by Grey Pride on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Grey Pride 137,000 strong and a hot topic on Twitter!

Grey Priders we are thrilled to announce that we have over 137,000 signatures on the petition…and we haven’t finished counting yet!

 

A massive thank you to everyone who updated their Facebook and Twitter profiles yesterday to share our messages as part of the…

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Added by Grey Pride on November 22, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Esther Rantzen Calls for a Minister for Older People

Journalist, television presenter and ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen made an appeal for a Minister for Older People to millions of viewers on ITV’s Daybreak programme last week.

 

Speaking about the difficulty facing many older people in gaining simple advice to save money on their winter fuel bills, she said:

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Added by Grey Pride on November 7, 2011 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Mystery Petition forms sent in from London

Hello Grey Priders

On Friday during the count that saw us breach the 100,000 mark (woohoo!), we noticed that we had received two set of full petition forms during the last week without any mention of the name…

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Added by Grey Pride on October 30, 2011 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Grey Pride petition reaches 100,000 signatures!

Today we are tremendously excited to announce that we’ve hit 100,000 signatures!…

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Added by Grey Pride on October 28, 2011 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

MPs Teresa Pearce and Tim Farron sign the Grey Pride petition

The number of politicians supporting our campaign is continuing to grow Grey Priders!

 

We are very pleased to let you know that on Friday two…

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Added by Grey Pride on September 14, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Poll Results: What does retirement mean to you?

The latest Grey Pride community poll asked “What does retirement mean to you?” and the results are in.

Thank you to everyone who voted, as always your insights and opinions are compelling and intriguing.

This is clearly a…

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Added by Grey Pride on September 13, 2011 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Grey Pride Hits Parliament!

More great news for all Grey Priders, as our campaign to appoint a Minister for Older People was discussed in Parliament on Tuesday for the first time!

 

Tracey Crouch MP, who secured the Westminster Hall debate on older people's issues, opened her speech by calling for a Minister for Older People, telling MPs of her "strong support for the campaign to appoint a Minister for Older…

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Added by Grey Pride on September 8, 2011 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Esther McVey MP Signs the Petition

Great news from last week as Esther McVey MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wirral West, met with Grey Pride campaigners to discuss many things, including why we believe a Minister for Older People is so important in today's society.

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Added by Grey Pride on September 8, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Poll results: What should a Minister for Older People look into first?

We ran our second Grey Pride community poll recently, asking the question “What should a Minister for Older People look into first?

 

Firstly, thank you to all 266 Grey Priders who contributed to the poll – your insights and opinions are always interesting and illuminating.

 

The votes are more widely distributed in this poll than they were in our last…

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Added by Grey Pride on August 9, 2011 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Tell them, and they will sign!

Another MP has thrown their weight behind the campaign this week, proving that simply letting people know what we are trying to achieve really can be all it takes to boost our numbers!

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Added by Grey Pride on July 20, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

New Poll: What should a Minister for Older People look into first?

We’re over a quarter of the way there Grey Priders!

 

With the latest count now showing we have over 25,000 signatories backing our call on the government, and 48 MPs signed up to our…

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Added by Grey Pride on July 14, 2011 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Grey Pride Continues to Attract MP Support

Our Grey Pride campaign continues to go from strength to strength, with Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle, becoming the latest MP to sign the petition and show his support.

 

Mr Hunter met campaigners in Gatley, Manchester, to discuss the campaign and sign the petition.

 

Speaking on his…

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Added by Grey Pride on July 7, 2011 at 16:07 — No Comments

Grey Pride Hits the Streets

A small group of Grey Priders hit the streets of Newcastle city centre recently, armed with clipboards and smiles in order to get as many signatures as possible.

 

In only 4 1/2 hours they coaxed 853 signatures out of Newcastle's shoppers and workers - even nabbing a few signatures from other charity campaigners!

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Added by Grey Pride on July 1, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Grey Pride reaches 100!

Good morning Grey Priders - all 102 of you!

  

Word is spreading fast about this community and people are signing up to see what is being talked about…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 24, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

1,000 Online Signatures!

We've passed our first benchmark - this weekend we hit 1,000 online signatures for our Grey Pride petition!

 

Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition so far, your support really matters - together we will make a difference!

 

The online petition is really starting to grow but people will only sign…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 6, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

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