South Yorkshire mums urged to join NHS protest march

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Mums protesting against NHS cuts are calling on South Yorkshire to join their crusade.

The group – known as 999 Call For The NHS – are marching 300 miles across the country, arriving in Westminster in time for Prime Minister’s Questions on September 6.

They will follow the footsteps of the Jarrow Crusade, to highlight NHS cuts.

The route will take them through Barnsley, Sheffield and Chesterfield in August.

March organiser Joanna Adams hopes to meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Hallam MP Nick Clegg as the group stops in Sheffield.

She said: “We will serve Mr Clegg a handwritten note setting out his party’s record on how they have voted and how his party have been monumental in undermining the core principles of the NHS.”

Sheffield route co-ordinator Jo Ritson said: “We have some of the best hospitals in the world here, especially the Children’s Hospital.

“People come from all over the country to use these services and we’re very lucky to have them on our doorstep.

“The NHS is under threat and we just want people to come out and join us, we are really reaching out to the people of South Yorkshire to provide accommodation and meals for the core who have marched down from the North East.”

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