Saturday, August 16, 2014

999 Call for the NHS



Starting off from Jarrow early today, a group of local mums from Darlington known as the #Darlomums are beginning the 999 March for the NHS. They'll make their way 300 miles to London entirely on foot.

They're trying to draw attention to the critical condition of the NHS as it is gradually eroded by privatisation. Following the route of the Jarrow hunger march, they'll pass through 23 towns and cities over 21 days. On each stretch they'll be joined by NHS workers, NHS users, and other supporters of all stripes. It looks like it's going to be big and bold. After all, there's so much at stake.

They'll be in this neck of the woods on Saturday 6th September leaving Edmonton at 10am and arriving in Westminster at 3pm for a rally which is likely to be a landmark event in the campaign to keep the NHS public.

They want us to join them. Here is a day-by-day route and a place to let them know you're coming. Being volunteers with a lot to organise, they need funds too - you can help by buying a T-Shirt and/or donating. If you use Twitter, big up @999CallforNHS with the hashtag #march4nhs . If you use Facebook, they're here.

Here is why:
Closer to Saturday 6th I'll post plans for the day - perhaps we can get a Barkingside 21 contingent down there. Anybody up for that?

And on a practical note, don't forget to get involved with opposing Redbridge's most recent round of NHS cuts.

2 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, the link in: And on a practical note, don't forget to get involved with opposing Redbridge's most recent round of NHS cuts. points to:

    http://not%20least%20here%20in%20redbridge./

    which is not a valid web address ...

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    1. Mended now thanks (links to earlier B21 post).

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