The People’s March for the NHS is led by a group of mums from Darlington who are concerned by what the Government is doing to our NHS. They will be marching from Jarrow to Parliament, along the route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade, starting in Jarrow on 16th August and finishing in London on 6th September.
The aim of the March is to send a clear message to the Government that we will not stand by and let them destroy our NHS. We want to retain the NHS on the founding principles, for ourselves and future generations.
The March hopes to connect people and campaigners across communities at each leg of the journey and we have been asked to provide support when the March arrives in, and leaves, the Leeds area, at the following points:
Friday 22nd August 2014
3:30pm Harrogate Road, Leeds (just above the Ring Road)
4:30pm Headingley Shopping Centre
5:30pm Art Gallery, Leeds City Centre
Saturday 23rd August
9:30am Art Gallery, Leeds City Centre
We are asking you all to participate in this important event at the various points along the way. It is essential that we have a massive turnout to support the campaigners with our flags and placards and, in this regard, I would ask you to advise my secretary, Caroline Hopwood, at which of the above stages you will be joining the March.
We also need to mobilise our lay members and activists and I would ask you to ensure that all branches in your allocation are made aware of the timetable and plan for this historic event.
I attach herewith a flyer giving further details of the March, and the link for a more detailed plan of the route is