NHS March coming through Chesterfield

NHS March from Sheffield Town Hall
NHS March from Sheffield Town Hall

Scores of angry protesters look set to descend on Chesterfield town centre this evening as part of a national march against NHS cuts.

A group of mums, that are marching 300 miles across the country, are heading into town from Sheffield today (Tuesday August 26), and will be at the New Square in the town centre at 5.30pm.

The ‘999 call for the NHS’ march began on August 16, with people marching from Jarrow to London in protest against cuts to the NHS.

Tracy Wilkinson, a member of a choir that is set to sing at the rally said that they are fighting to save the NHS for future generations.

She added: “The NHS is as we know, under threat from lack of funds and increasing attempts to privatise it in a piecemeal and underhand way.

“A recent international study found that health care in the UK is the best in the world. We want it to stay that way, the NHS belongs to you and I.”

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