Last month saw the official launch of our Marras campaign to get as many people as we can to become a friend or a Durham1”marra” of the Big Meeting!

We had a very successful launch event with Annfield Plain born actor Alun Armstrong, who said: ”I’m proud to support the Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala and the Marras campaign. The Big Meeting means a lot to me. It is a celebration of my background and the values that I grew up with and still hold, of my political affiliations and the aspirations for the future that I share with people who are still living in mining communities.”

You can now see a great video report of the Marras launch event on the homepage of our website.

So please do take a minute to check it out and then spread the word about our campaign by forwarding this email on and by sharing the video on social media.

Thank you for your support.

Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala – Click here