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A group of mothers, who say they're angry at how the NHS is being run, have completed a 300 mile march to London, having set off from Jarrow three weeks ago.
The march aimed to replicate the Jarrow crusade of the 1930s when hundreds marched to the capital in protest against poverty and unemployment.
Joanna Adams, organiser of the Darlington mums' march, say they were overwhelmed with support.
A group of mothers will return to the North East later today after completing a march to London, in protest at what they say is the privatisation of parts of the NHS.
Almost three thousand people joined the group from Darlington along the route, which retraced the steps of the Jarrow Crusade in the 1930s.
They arrived in Trafalgar square on Saturday.
The Government says use of the private sector represents only 6 per cent of the NHS Budget.
A group of mothers from Darlington has finished a 300 mile march from the North East to London in protest at what they say is privatisation of the NHS.
Almost 3,000 have joined them along the route, which retraces the steps of the Jarrow crusade in the 1930s.
They have called it the People's March for the NHS and started walking from Jarrow on August 16 and arrived in Trafalgar Square earlier this afternoon.
The government say use of the private sector only represents a very small percentage of the NHS budget.
A group of working mums set off on a 300 mile march to protest against what they see as damage caused to the NHS by the government.
Now, nearly a month later the campaigners are set to arrive in London this afternoon.
The North East mothers are replicating the Jarrow march of the 1930s when hundreds marched in protest against poverty and unemployment in the North East. But critics, such as James Wharton MP, Stockton South Conservative, say the demands aren't practical:
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.
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A group of mums completed a 300 mile march against what they see as damage caused to the NHS by the government.And they're not finished yet.
Hundreds gathered in Jarrow to support a group of North East as they march to Westminster to support and protect the NHS.