Campaigners hoping to save Huddersfield’s A&E have launched a range of merchandise to raise cash for the campaign.
Craft company ‘What GJandA Made’ has produced t-shirts, tote bags and teddies to raise money for the #HandsOffHRI campaign.
The campaign is raising cash to mount a legal challenge against Right Care Right Time Right Place, which plans to close Huddersfield’s A&E and centralise emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.
The proposals have been put forward by health chiefs and there is a huge public consultation exercise under way at the moment.
The merchandise has been made in Almondbury by Alet Bamford, who runs What GJandA Made with help from #HandsOffHRI campaigners Ria Flately and Louise Peace.
Louise said the gear has been flying off the shelves.
She said: “As soon as we posted pictures of the teddies they all sold out but one.
“The t-shirts have been popular and the drawstring bags have all sold.
“Since people have seen us wearing them they’ve been asking where they can get them from.”
The gear will be on sale at Golcar Lily Day, on Saturday, at a fundraiser to be held at Deighton Working Men’s Club, on May 29 and at all future campaign events.
It is also available from Ambry’s cafe, Almondbury, and from What GJandA Made on Facebook.