It was bitterly cold on Friday February 15 as I stood in the car park of Ilkeston Community Hospital as a last stand against the closure of the walk-in centre.
Sadly the small band of protestors consisted mainly of receptionists, nurses and the man who has helped so many Ilkeston people, Doctor Kamran.
It was heartbreaking to see all the placards on the ground with no arms to hoist them and the coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits untouched.
But the saddest of all is knowing Ilkeston will lose one of the best doctors it has had.
So I consider it a privilege to have stood side by side with all the staff and Dr Kamran.