by David May 5th, 2015
On Saturday 2 May, just 5 days before the election, 38 Degrees members met in Sheffield City Centre for one final push on the ‘Save our NHS’ petition.
They were joined by the newest member of the 38 Degrees campaigning team – the Save our NHS ambulance – who did a brilliant job spreading the message and drawing the interest of passers by.
In the two hours that we spent outside of Sheffield Town Hall we gathered an additional 300 signatures on the petition that calls on all MP candidates to commit to protect the NHS from privatisation, funding freezes and the dodgy trade deal TTIP. We also handed out hundreds of leaflets, badges and had hundreds more conversations with Sheffield locals about the importance of voting with the NHS in mind this election day.
Local 38 Degrees member Karen said: “It was good to be out with other 38 degrees members in Sheffield. The number of signatories we have collected over the past few weeks is amazing. I really hope that the petition has an impact and MP candidates sit up and listen. It was great having the ambulance there – really eye catching!”
Find out more about the ‘Save our NHS’ campaign here.