WSPA has been shortlisted as Charity of the Year in the Dods Charity Champion Awards 2011 for our Not in my Cuppa campaign.
We were nominated by several MPs, who cited WSPA’s Not in my Cuppa campaign, against industrial factory farming in Britain, as ”one of the best and most modern campaigns” this year.
We are continuing to make our voice heard in the political arena, to ensure that mega dairies, such as the recently defeated application in Lincolnshire, never take hold in Britain.
Write to your MP this week
The Charity of the Year award is voted for by MPs, but you can help us get the votes we need to win.
Please email, tweet, fax or write to your MP by Friday 8 April asking them to vote for WSPA in the Dods Charity Champion Awards.
If you would like some inspiration, you can read about why MPs nominated WSPA here >>
Not in my Cuppa campaigners have lobbied Parliamentarians and MPs from across all parties, as well as calling on the government to review the welfare code for dairy cows.
167 MPs have already signed an Early Day Motion to oppose the building of intensive dairy units, but supporters can still urge their local MP to sign up here >>
What are the Dods Charity Champion Awards?
Now in their eighth year, the Dods Charity Champion Awards recognise how charities and MPs can work together to bring important issues to the fore and are voted for by Parliamentarians only.
The winner of the Charity of Year award is announced on 18 May 2011. Parliamentarians will be voting until 8 April. Please email, tweet or write to your MP now and ask them to recognise WSPA’s Not in my Cuppa as a champion campaign that’s improving animal welfare in the UK.
WSPA UK Director Suzi Morris said: “We would like to thank Ian Austin MP, Baroness Smith of Basildon, Lord Bradley, Kevin Brennan MP, Nic Dakin MP, Andrew Percy MP, and Peter Wishart MP for nominating WSPA UK for this exciting award. It is an honour to be shortlisted.”