Hundreds of people showed their support for Stafford Hospital last night, at an event organised to raise awareness of its significance to the area.
Lanterns were released and entertainment was organised by the Support for Stafford Hospital Group.
Cheryl Porter, spokesperson for the group, says the local area relies on the hospital.
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