Sheffield Greens support the “People’s March for the NHS”
Sheffeld Green Party members are playing an active part in the People’s March for the NHS as it passes through Sheffield on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th August. They will be marching with them from Hillsborough Park to Meadowhead and hosting some of the marchers overnight.
Sheffield Green Party chair Jon Ashe commented “The NHS is under threat because of budget cuts and privatisation of services. We congratulate the organisers of this very important march to highlight the health service. Our members will be joining the marchers as they pass through Sheffield and our party is supporting the march along the whole route.”
Sheffield Green councillor, and former GP, Jillian Creasy, who will be speaking at the Town Hall, added “The Green Party fully supports the aims of the 999 Call for the NHS. We have always been against the marketisation and privatisation of this vital public service”.
The photo shows Cllr Jillian Creasy speaking in support of the NHS at a previous Town Hall rally.
Organised by a group of women in the north east, the People’s March (aka the ‘999 Call for the NHS’ March) is following the route from Jarrow to London taken by the Jarrow Marchers in 1936, starting in mid-August and finishing in mid-September. It will reach Sheffield (from Barnsley) on Mon 25th August, and then head to Chesterfield the next day. More details about the March can be found on www.999callfornhs.org.uk and www.sheffieldsaveournhs.co.uk .
APPROXIMATE TIMINGS FOR 25 & 26 AUG
Please join the March on Mon 25th and/or Tue 26th, preferably walking some of the way with the marchers. Or come to the rally in the late-afternoon on Mon 25th in Weston Park, Western Bank, S10 2TH.
10.30am March leaves Barnsley hospital
12.30pm Lunch at Tankersley
3.00pm Hillsborough Park (Eamonn & Jon will march with SGP banner from Hillsborough Park to Weston Park; and then Jon will take it to Broomhall Centre)
5.00-5.45pm Weston Park – Rally, speeches, music and singing (Jon hopes to speak on behalf of Greens)
7.15pm Social at Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane. (NB: The marchers from the north east will be having a meal before the social.)
Tuesday 26th August
10.00am Speeches and send off from Town Hall (Jillian to speak on behalf of Greens; Jillian & Jon will march with SGP banner from Town Hall to Meadowhead)
10.30am Hallamshire Hospital with singing on the green in front
11.30am Nether Edge
1.30pm Leave Meadowhead after a lunch break
5.50pm New Square, Chesterfield