Keith Richards centre joins an organised march through the streets of Chichester to campaign against the possible closure of St Richard's Hospital.  Picture Allan Hutchings:

The day Keith Richards marched through the streets of Chichester to save St Richard’s Hospital

Thousands witnessed the biggest ever protest march in Chichester’s history in October 2007 against a possible closure of St Richard’s Hospital services.

Rolling Stone Keith Richards joined with supporters and marched through the streets from Chichester College to Priory Park where more than 10,000 people gathered to oppose the threat to the city’s hospital. It was the highlight of the successful campaign which saw maternity and A&E services retained at both Chichester and Worthing Hospital.

Christopher Timothy, Patricia Routledge and Keith Richards at an organised march through the streets of Chichester to campaign against the possible closure of St Richard's Hospital.  Picture Allan Hutchings
Christopher Timothy, Patricia Routledge and Keith Richards at an organised march through the streets of Chichester to campaign against the possible closure of St Richard's Hospital. Picture Allan Hutchings
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Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb voices his support for the hospital. Picture by Louise Adams
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb voices his support for the hospital. Picture by Louise Adams
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Five-year-old Chloe McCullock who needed specialist baby care at St Richard's having weighed only 2.21bs at birth. Picture by Louise Adams
Five-year-old Chloe McCullock who needed specialist baby care at St Richard's having weighed only 2.21bs at birth. Picture by Louise Adams
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Support from the young generation. Picture by Lousie Adams
Support from the young generation. Picture by Lousie Adams
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