I AM writing to ask your readers to join Anchor’s Grey Pride campaign and sign our petition calling for a minister of old people to help end the prejudices faced by the elderly.
We hope the minister would be called upon when the cabinet discusses such issues as local authority cuts, pensions and funding for care.
The campaign has already been supported by prominent voices such as Richard Wilson, Tony Robinson and Anita Dobson.
Leader of the opposition, Ed Milliband, has also shown his support with the appointment to Liz Kendall to the newly-created role of shadow minister for care and older people.
A further 77 MPs have backed the call.
With older people making up 25 per cent of the population, it’s time their voices were heard and the prejudices they face wiped out.
Please sign the petition online by going to www.greypride.org.uk
Thank you for your support.