Save our hospitals march
Date(s) - 06/10/2012
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER
…sees the climax of our campaign when we MARCH from Shepherds Bush to Lillie Road – the route symbolises the link between Hammersmith and Charing X hospitals, and the people who use them.
We need a huge turnout to build on the success of the March in Ealing a few weeks ago and our own Public Meeting last week.
We know many people from the Ealing and the Brent campaigns will be joining our march to support us and emphasize the London-wide opposition to these closures – let’s make sure that this march is the biggest yet!
This is the last show of public feeling before the consultation closes on Monday 8th October when the joint campaigns will be handing their petitions – with over 50,000 signatures – to NW London NHS bosses.
The Programme of events is:
(just south of Shepherds Bush Green – map)
Paul Kenny, General Secretary of GMB
Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith
A surprise celebrity (who we can’t name yet!)
plus speakers from Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals’ staff, and Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
It is vital that we publicise our MARCH, right up until the event itself. We will be all around Hammersmith and Fulham on Thursday and Friday leafleting the Rockley Road and Lillie Road areas, as well as holding a stall at Charing Cross on Thursday 12noon – 2pm. PLEASE help with leafleting on Thursday or Friday: check the website for more details or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to volunteer.
MAKE SURE all your family, friends and neighbours know about the march! Pass on this email NOW to everyone you can – you would be surprised how many people STILL DON’T KNOW about these plans to shut A&Es!
We still need stewards to help direct the march. It will not be an onerous task – you will just need to arrive a little earlier for a safety briefing and wear a yellow jacket which we will provide. But we DO NEED more volunteers: we have promised the police that we will be a well-organised and orderly march. We need lots of stewards to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you’re coming anyway, why not volunteer by email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday,
Carlo Nero, Chair, Save H&F Hospitals