Mums march to support NHS

Hundreds gathered in Jarrow to support a group of North East as they march to Westminster to support and protect the NHS.

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Mums march on

A march in support of the NHS will make its way from Ferryhill to Darlington today. The People's March for the NHS is re-tracing the route of the famous Jarrow Crusade. It was organised by a group of mothers from Darlington. They will walk the 300 miles to London, through 23 towns and cities.

Organiser, Rehana Azam, says they hope others to join them along the way.

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In pictures: March supported by local church

People being handed tea
Marchers being offered refreshments at Wrekenton Methodist Church Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
People sitting at a table eating lunch
The first leg of the march is to Chester le Street but marchers were offered lunch in Wrekenton Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
People sitting drinking tea
The march is relying on the kindness of churches along the way to give them refreshements and places to sleep Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
People standing on a pavement, clapping
A crowd cheered as the march arrived in Wrekenton, it'll head on to Chester le Street next Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

In pictures: People's March leaves Jarrow

Drummers
Drummers led the march from Jarrow Town Hall Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Marchers holding banners
Around 300 people joined the march on the first leg of the 300 mile journey Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Jarrow Labour Party banner
Many carried banners calling on people to join their fight to save the NHS Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Marchers
People had travelled from as far as Carlisle and Aberdeen to join the march Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Marchers walking along a road
They set off from Jarrow to Chester le Street for the first leg of the march Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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