I’ve got just five days to raise £5,000 – and I’m really hoping you can help me do it.
The starting pistol has already been fired for the General Election campaign, and we’ve been quick off the blocks. Since 1 January we’ve been delivering 40,000 leaflets and over 37,000 letters to voters in South East Cambridgeshire, and already have 48,000 tabloid newspapers for delivery in the next few weeks. Our local teams have been out knocking on doors, reminding people of our record of achievement in government, and of the importance of a strong Liberal Democrat voice locally.
So far, so good.
But we’ve got two exciting new opportunities that I don’t want to miss out on. I’ve got just five days to decide whether we can afford to sign on the line to authorise the spending.
And that’s where I hope you come in.
First, we’ve been offered an office in Ely at a very reasonable rent for 90 days. But we’d also need to pay the business rates and utilities, as well as kitting it out as our team HQ. It could be a real game changer for our campaign, but it’s an opportunity we currently can’t afford to take up.
Second, the former organiser from Cambridge has offered to work for us full time from now until the election. As one of those who helped take the Cambridge parliamentary seat from Labour in 2005, he has skills I know we could use in our local campaigning here. I don’t want to have to turn that offer down.
I need to raise another £5,000 to cover these costs, and I have only five days to do it. Can you help?
We know that the Conservatives are well funded for this election by their big business backers. We need to make it a fair fight.