Around 20,000 protesters joined a children's march to Stafford Hospital today.
It was the second march organised by the Support Stafford Hospital group after the first in April when 50,000 people turned out.
The Bishop of Stafford, the town's MP Jeremy Lefroy and borough council leader Mike Heenan joined in the march.
Organisers said they were delighted with the turn out.
Scores of children held banners as they marched and had blue ribbons painted on to their faces.
There were also dozens of hospital workers on the march up to the hospital and they were called onto the stage at one point to rapturous applause from the crowds.
Support Stafford Hospital campaigner Julian Porter said: "We've seen about 20,000 here today. It's been fantastic. We've seen many more people we thought we would."
Bishop of Stafford Geoff Annas spoke on stage.
He said: "You have yet again done Stafford proud. The whole community has come together again."
For a full report, see Monday's Express & Star