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Hands Off HRI: Campaign slogan projected onto Huddersfield's most iconic buildings

Richard De Vere and Andrew Pygott produce striking images as part of fight to save Huddersfield A&E — take a look here

Some of Huddersfield's most iconic buildings and locations have become part of the fight to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's A&E.

Stunning images of the #HandsOffHRI slogan projected onto landmarks including the Victoria Tower on Castle Hill, Huddersfield Railway Station, Emley Moor Mast and the University of Huddersfield have been released by campaigners Richard De Vere and Andrew Pygott.

The pair drove around Huddersfield with the projector to create the pictures, which they hope will raise awareness of their cause and be shared on social media.

In a statement, Richard De Vere said: "We do not want to be ambassadors or interviewed. We are just two Dads that love tech and feel strongly about the fact our kids will be further from a hospital in the times of need."

The images were first shared in the Lets Save Huddersfield A&E Facebook group, which now has more than 42,000 members.

On Saturday, more than 1,000 people gathered in St George's Square to hold a Hands Off HRI rally, protesting against proposals to close Huddersfield's A&E department.

Video credit: Twitter/@CabinetMillion

Under the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place plan put forward by Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale clinical commissioning groups, Calderdale Royal Hospital would have the cloest full A&E department to Huddersfield.

A public consultation is being drawn up, with final decisions expected in the Autumn.

A government petition to save Huddersfield A&E currently has more than 35,000 signatures. It needs 100,000 to trigger a debate in parliament.



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