Campaigners pull off world record attempt

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A world record attempt by the Save the DGH Campaign team to create a giant postcard took off at Airbourne and saw the group come up trumps.

The team launched the attempt as the air show got under way and thousands of people flocked to the seafront.

The postcard, which measured 30 foot high, beat the world record held by a town in Slovenia.

Liz Walke, chairman of the Save the DGH group said, “We are asking all local residents who support our campaign to join us on Saturday September 7 on the Sussex Downs playing fields by the DGH at 10am.

“We will then all be marching to our hospital to deliver our world record breaking card, signed by thousands of people, with a very clear message to the hospital senior managers – We Wish You Were Here”.

Selena Edwards, a young mum and local businesswoman added, “Giving birth is such a wonderful experience; women should be able to do this locally where they are near to their families.”

The planned march follows the downgrading of services at the DGH and Mrs Walke is hoping to make the event bigger than last year’s protest.

The town’s MP Stephen Lloyd urged people to put the date in their diaries, adding, “Our world record card has a serious intent: we want Eastbourne DGH to have a long term sustainable future and the whole town and surrounding area have real concerns about what is happening.”

* For the Airbourne supplement turn to page 47.