People from all sections of the Banburyshire community have been dipping into their wallets to help Keep the Horton General (KTHG) run its vital campaign to save Horton General Hospital services.
GMB Union Banbury Branch has donated £1,000 to pay for banners and other eyecatching campaign material as well as paying for a coach to take demonstrators to the board meeting last week, where temporary removal of obstetrics was given the green light.
Stevie Robertson, branch secretart said: “A motion was passed to continue with our on-going support for the KTHG and oppose the downgrading of the Horton at every opportunity.
“Our members and their families all need the Horton. This latest round of downgrades and closures at the Horton is seen by the GMB as an attack on the Banbury community.
“We will continue to passionately support the local campaign, continue to campaign and be critical of politicians nationally if they support this top-down reconfiguration of NHS services, imposed from Whitehall.”
Other sponsors of the KTHG campaign include Sew Sublime which has provided the new tee shirt at cost price, Kall Kwik printers and Sketts market stalls which has provided a pitch for two Saturday markets in Banbury.
The group’s bank balances have been helped by donations from Norbar, Keep Our NHS Public Oxfordshire and Banbury Town Council.
Banbury Print and Design and Chilli Promotions have donated Hands Off the Horton car stickers and printed materials and Winnie’s cake toppers have provided free cake toppers bearing the campaign’s logo.