Hope to see you in O’Neill’s tomorrow at 6.30pm ( Directly behind the Town Hall)
You will be able to pick up bundles of NHS birthday postcards to distribute and I’ll also have some A3 Happy Birthday cards on foamboard – see attached. We want to fill these up with messages for NHS staff then hand them in to the hospitals on the NHS’s birthday on Wed 5th . If you can take one into work or pass round friends and relatives and get it back to me for 5th ( or arrange for us to pick it up) that would be great .
Next Events needing support :
Tomorrow ( wed) 12 – 1ish outside Leeds Market on Vicar Lane: Giving out postcards and gathering comments on the birthday cards
Unfortunately the forecast is poor. If is raining more than a few drops we will postpone, please contact us.
Saturday 1st Some of us will be joining the health section of the NOT ONE MORE DAY#TORIES OUT demonstration in London. assembling at 12 noon at Broadcasting House, Portland Place and marching to Parliament. See http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/not_one_day_more_toriesout_national_demonstration . Leeds TUC has organised a coach: see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/not-one-day-more-leeds-tuc-transport-to-national-toriesout-demonstration-tickets-35633828741.
Unite are also organising coaches but I expect these will be for member and families although they may offer out any extra space. The contact for Unite coaches is Sharron.Lucas@unitetheunion.org
Sunday 2nd 11.30 – 1pm Leeds KONP stall outside Boots on Albion St. with the birthday cards, balloons etc
Wednesday 5th NHS Birthday
7.30am – 9.30am beside the multi- storey car park and mini roundabout outside the Jubilee/ A&E entrance to LGI. We will have a big birthday banner, placards, balloons, bunting etc to welcome staff and public. As I ‘m sure we’ll will want to sing happy birthday if not other songs, it would be good if people can come along with musical instruments. Trade Union banners also very welcome. After a brunch break we’ll take all the kit across to St. James main entrance for 12noon so if it is easiest to come at lunchtime please join us
12 – 2 at the main entrance to St. James Hospital on Becket St.
Meanwhile you might like to look at a couple of Guardian articles https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/26/uk-public-are-more-dissatisfied-than-ever-with-nhs-poll-shows in which the Head of the BMA says “The Government is trying to keep the NHS running on nothing but fumes” and a piece on the Govt reneging on expanding nursing places and the disastrous effect of scrapping the nurse bursary https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jun/27/fund-extra-nursing-training-places-dropped-universities
NB if you want postcards or a birthday card and can’t collect tomorrow, just let us know and we will arrange.