Hi. I need your help.
You may have seen on the Throat Cancer Foundation’s social media pages or in the press that we are preparing to seek a judicial review of the policy that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have to not vaccinate boys for HPV, despite the fact that the vaccination is given to girls at age 12/13.
We believe that the government has a moral obligation to protect the health of our boys, and that by not making protection against HPV available to them they are completely ignoring the suffering caused by and lives lost to cancers caused by HPV.
Our lawyers have offered to represent us for free due to the importance of this case, but we will still be liable for the court costs. We expect these to be ring fenced at £15,000.
We have launched a CrowdJustice campaign this morning where we hope to raise these funds, and I would be extremely grateful if you would consider sharing this with your members and supporters this so together we can make HPV and HPV-related cancers a thing of the past. The case page is at www.crowdjustice.com/case/protect-our-boys-from-hpv-cancers
How you share is up to you – social media posts, an e-newsletter and/or a news item on your website are all options, as would be an email to core supporters who you think may be able to help. We can provide copy, visuals, and our logo if you would like to make writing your item(s) as quick and easy as possible.
We have posted on the TCF accounts (www.facebook.com/ThroatCancerFoundation and www.twitter.com/TCF_Foundation) already, so feel free to share those posts. We’re using the hashtag #ourboysdeservebetter.
It is really important to get some early momentum in terms of pledges on the CrowdJustice campaign, so it would be fantastic if you could share as soon as possible so we can spread the word.
Please let me know if you’ll be able to help and we can get anything you need over to you. You can also contact Richard who is helping with communications on firstname.lastname@example.org
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