As the Jarrow March 2011 winds it's way through the country, preparations are under way in Rotherham to greet the Marchers as they pass through our area!
The Jarrow march will be passing through THORPE HESLEY on the 12th October at around 1200. They will be stopping for an hour or so for a lunch break and RAC will be donating some funds and helping to organise food and refreshments for all the Marchers! A 'Welcoming Rally' will be held from 1145 at the Recreation Ground in Thorpe Hesley - which can be reached on the number 66 bus from either Rotherham or Sheffield...
We would like to invite and encourage as many people, community groups and trade unions as possible to join us at the 'Welcoming Rally' and to join the Marchers as the march from Rotherham to Sheffield! Bring banners, placards and noise-making tools!!!
You can keep up with Jarrow March progress at the Jarrow March 2011 blog and the Mirror newspaper website -and see if you can find RAC's Kerry Hitchen, representing us on the March!