WASPI CROWDJUSTICE APPEAL REACHES TARGET
Women’s State Pension Pressure Group raised £75,000 in Six Days
Within 6 days of launching its crowdfunding appeal, WASPI (Women against State Pension Inequality) has reached its £75,000 legal funding target.
The Campaign’s aim is to use these funds to seek legal advice and to mount a challenge to the Government to provide transitional arrangements for the lack of communication of notice to the State Pension Age changes.
Pat Tarttelin, a member of the WASPI interim management group, said: “Raising £75000 in just under a week has been a fantastic achievement. We never imagined people would step up so quickly to support our cause. It’s a clear signal that the time has come for the Government to recognise this injustice and realise WASPI means business.”
WASPI has instructed Bindmans LLP, a leading London law firm, to fight for recognition and recompense for the women involved.
WASPI co-founder Anne Keen added: “A membership structure is planned in the near future to help organise the legal challenge. In the meantime, we are hoping that the Government will realise the seriousness of our case by recognising this terrible injustice in its Autumn statement.”