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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A group of working mums have set off on a 300 mile march to protest against what they see as damage caused to the NHS by the government. And now, they've arrived in Darlington.
Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham will join the NHS campaigners as they retrace the route of the famous Jarrow Crusade. He has spoken of the "incredible thing that they are doing".
NHS campaigners have set off on a march from our region to London. The People's March is retracing the route of the famous Jarrow Crusade. Today, they're marching from Ferryhill in Darlington.
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.
The co-founder of the People's March for the NHS, Joanna Adams, explains why the march is taking place.
Hundreds gathered in Jarrow this morning (Saturday) to support a group of North East mothers and their supporters who are marching to Westminster to support and protect the NHS.