Celebrities, families and politicians will be campaigning today as part of a massive demonstration to save St Helier Hospital.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out in force for the Family Fun Day on the hospital green between 12 and 4pm.

Absolutely Fabulous star and national treasure June Whitfield is expected to make an appearance to show her support.

The 86-year-old actress is the president of the charity, St Helier and Sutton League of Friends.

Representatives from the community will be presenting their petitions in a show of solidarity for the hospital’s services.

The Sutton Guardian will be presenting our petition which has more than 1,300 signatures.

The event aims to be a fun day for people to bring picnics and to enjoy a wide range of entertainment.

There are already over 40 stalls booked for the event as well as Peppa Pig, karate displays and cheerleading.

Sutton and Cheam MP, Paul Burstow, said: "It's vital as many people as possible come to show their support for St Helier so we can make sure the local NHS BSBV team know how strongly the community feels about our local hospital."