28 September 2013

Public Appeal To 'Get Behind Tripe'

The Tripe Marketing Board has launched a public appeal to raise much-needed funds for the second stage of its campaign to make 2014 the Year of Tripe.

Sir Norman Wrassle
Speaking from his Lytham home this morning, TMB Chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "It's never been more important for tripe lovers to get behind the TMB. We've got some fantastic plans for the coming months, including the formal inauguration of World Tripe Day on 24 October in London and a contest to find the Greatest Lancastrian of 2014."

Sir Norman pointed to some of the TMB's successes in raising tripe's profile in the media over the last few months but warned that the TMB's finances were running low.

"The £50 grant we received from East Lancashire Borough Council to set up our Media Monitoring Unit has now been all but spent.  Unlike some other offal marketing agencies I could mention, we receive no state funding and now rely almost exclusively on revenue generated by our publishing arm, TMB Books and selling tripe-related merchandise.  Sadly, this isn't enough to fund our marketing endeavours."

Sir Norman appealed to tripe lovers to pledge their support via crowdfunder.co.uk, where funders would be rewarded for their support with gifts ranging from a TMB button badge right up to membership of the TMB's board.

"In an era of openness and transparency, it is no longer acceptable for us to appoint people to our board behind closed doors.  People should have the right to buy a place on it, and now they can," he said.

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