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What can you do to help?

Below are seven ways you can help – please send us your suggestions for others via jo@reachnow.org.uk

1. Please pass on information about the downgrade and the REACH campaign to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.

2.Please let us know that you support the aim of our campaign

Fill in the form below or phone 01242 544599 and mention REACH.

3.Write a letter to your local MP. Details for each of the Gloucestershire MPs are below.

4.Write a letter to Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group:

Post: Gloucestershire CCG, Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4FE

Tel: 0300 421 1950 (To discuss receiving information in other formats (e.g. other languages, Braille, Audio and Large Print) speak to PALS by calling Freephone 0800 015 1548)

Email: GLCCG.enquiries@nhs.net

5.Write letters about the campaign to local media outlets:

The Citizen, 6-8 The Oxebode, Gloucester, GL1 2RZ

Gloucestershire Echo, St James’s Square, Cheltenham, GL50 3PR
This is Gloucestershire group (The Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo, Stroud Life): 01242 278000

6.Make a donation via paypal towards the costs of the campaign, such as printing leaflets and venue-hire

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Details for the Gloucestershire MPs:

Alex Chalk (Conservative, MP for Cheltenham) | Email:  alex@alexchalk.com

Constituency address:  257A Gloucester Road, Cheltenham. GL51 7AA | Phone:  01242 577 776

Richard Graham (Conservative, MP for Gloucester) | Email:  richard.graham.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency address:  St Peter’s House, 2 College Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NE

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Conservative, MP for Cotswold), Phone:  01452 371630 | Fax:  08450 090109 | Email:  CLIFTONBROWNG@parliament.uk

Constituency address:  Unit 1143 Regent Court, Gloucester Business Park, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 4AD

Laurence Robertson (Conservative, MP for Tewkesbury), Email: Laurence.robertson.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency address: Tewkesbury Conservative Association, 22 High Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AL | Phone:  01684 291640

Neil Carmichael (Conservative, MP for Stroud), Email:  Neil.carmichael.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency address:  Gloucestershire Conservatives, Unit 1143, Regent Court, Gloucester Business Centre, GL3 4AD Phone:  01452 371 630

Mark Harper (Conservative, MP for Forest of Dean)

Constituency address:  35 High Street, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2SL

Phone:  01594 823482, Fax:  01594 823623, Email:  fod@gloucestershireconservatives.com

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4 thoughts on “What can you do to help?

  1. Hi
    Have you tried starting up an e-petition, for example on the (free) http://www.change.org website, which is designed for this purpose?
    They seem pretty well organised — I signed a petition on it 6 months ago to save Gloucestershire’s libraries, and they’re still emailing me with updates about it.

    There are other e-petition websites around too, though they may not all be free — see:

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&as_q=%22petition+websites%22&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=#as_qdr=all&cr=countryUK|countryGB&hl=en&lr=&q=%22petition+websites%22&safe=images&tbs=ctr:countryUK|countryGB

    John Stephenson

    • Dear John Stevenson,
      Two petitions about the downgrade have been collected in the past, see: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45279 (signed by 7,527 people) and: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CheltenhamAandEpetition (organised by the local Liberal Democrat party, signed by nearly 3,000 people).
      The REACH campaign hopes to as soon as possible launch a new interactive way for people to register their support for our aim “To have a fully functioning, fully staffed A&E Department operating 24/7 re-instated at Cheltenham General Hospital, which serves a population of at least 200,000 in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury Borough and the North Cotswolds, at the earliest possible opportunity.”
      In the meantime, we encourage you to write individual letters to you local MP and the local Clinical Commissioning Group, expressing your concerns, see our “What can you do to help?” webpage,
      Thanks for your interest

    • Hi Otis,
      Thanks – it’s all about having someone to take on managing these things really. If you, or someone you know, might be interesting in managing a facebook site for the campaign perhaps you could get in touch with Julia? In the meantime if you can publicise this website via facebook that would be great!

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