HEALTH campaigners set off on the most-challenging stretch so far of their three-week trek to save the NHS — the 20-mile stretch from Friarage Hospital in Northallerton to Ripon Hospital, writes Steve Sweeney.
Activists were upbeat despite the arduous plans for day five. Co-ordinator Jo Land said: “We are still in William Hague’s constituency and we are getting loads and loads of support as we march.”
Recalling the previous day’s slog from Darlington to Northallerton, one campaigner said: “It was brilliant. At one point a bloke jumped off the bus, asked what we were up to and joined us for the rest of the march.”
The People’s March will leave Ripon Hospital at 10am on today, arriving in Harrogate at approximately 4.30pm.