|Sir Norman Wrassle|
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.