Thank you everyone for your continued support. This morning I am pleased to note that we have reached 107 supporters with a total social media reach of 66,869. Your support means the world to me and the other 1,300 recipients of the Welsh Independent Living Grant. Let us use this Sunday to build on the momentum we have created and pushed our impressive figures even higher. Please badger family and friends to get involved in the Thunderclap as it will really make a difference if I am able to say to Ministers at our meetings on Tuesday that our message to #SaveWILG is having a total Social Media reach of over 100K 🙂 The Welsh Government do not like any adverse publicity but it is our job to keep them in check. If anyone has any ideas about how to increase the popularity of this Thunderclap further still please get in touch. Once again many thanks and I hope everyone has a nice Sunday xx
According to Wikipedia, Thunderclap is a platform that lets individuals and companies rally people together to spread a message. The site uses a model similar to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, in that if the campaign does not meet its desired number of supporters in the given time frame, the organizer receives none of the donations. This is referred to as “crowdspeaking”, as Thunderclap and its rival site Daycause use the same terminology.  Backers are required to copy the original message in tweets or social media posts.
Please find below an important Thunderclap that we should all get involved in to help #SaveWILG.
This is a vital and easy way for people to get involved with the campaign. Please encourage everyone you know, to take part and spread the message that we all want to save WILG, and deserve to have our voices heard.
The more pressure we can put on the Welsh Government, the better. On June 5th, when the thunderclap is activated, I will be in Cardiff at the Senedd, meeting with the Petitions Committee, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies, Mark Drakeford AM and Julie Morgan AM.
We want to flood social media, and hope you will be able to spare one minute to help us achieve this aim. If this action succeeds, there will be future thunderclaps held.
Unfortunately, Thunderclap no longer allows targeted messages to prevent individual accounts being bombarded unfairly.
The message that will be shared across Twitter and Facebook reads as follows:
Welsh Labour need to listen to their members and Save WILG for those with high care and support needs across Wales.
Anyone wishing to add memes or postcard photos to their social media accounts, can find plenty via my website or by simply contacting me via the contact page or on social media. I can’t make it much easier for you 😊
Many thanks for your support, and please do not hesitate to click on the following link: