Lewisham Hospital is still open for business - keep using it to save it!
Sunday's FA Cup Quarter Final between Millwall and Blackburn Rovers saw the Club re-iterate our support of the Save Lewisham Hospital and A&E campaign.
Members of the campaign team handed out leaflets promoting this Saturday's 'Born in Lewisham Hospital' event, which will see a human chain form and then circle Lewisham Hospital at around 2.30pm, joined by Zampa the Lion.
Millwall's players took to the pitch for the warm-up wearing special 'Save Lewisham Hospital' t-shirts with striker John Marquis, himself born at Lewisham Hospital, making a point of coming over to offer his words of encouragement to local rapper Question Musiq and the Lewisham NHS Healthcare Trust Choir before they performed their recently released fundraising track SAVE LEWISHAM A&E!
Question, whose life was saved as a 13-year-old by a rapid treatment at Lewisham Hospital for critical peritonitis, said: "We are all thrilled with the Millwall support for the Save Lewisham Campaign and for the opportunity to perform before the home crowd at an FA Cup Quarter Final - it doesn't get much better!
Just like the Millwall team and their families we all need Lewisham Hospital. The message from the doctors and nurses who saved my life when I was just 13 is - Lewisham Hospital is still open for business - keep using it to save it!"
Funds raised from the sale of the SAVE LEWISHAM A&E! track through iTunes will be allocated to the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign’s own legal challenge, which is running in tandem with Lewisham Council’s own case, jointly challenging the decision of the Secretary of State to demolish 60% of Lewisham Hospital site and spend several millions in changing the remaining buildings to an elective surgery centre.
For further details about the campaign and this Saturday's Born in Lewisham event visit www.savelewishamhospital.com