HUNDREDS of campaigners have packed Guildhall Square this afternnon to show heath bosses the strength of feeling driving the fight to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

They have been joined by celebrity couple Sarah Parish and James Murray, who have made a special visit to the city to show their support for the campaign.

It comes as the Daily Echo revealed that 110,000 people have signed the Have a Heart petition, to save the threatened unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Currently families, hospital bosses and politicians are waving banners and singing chants in support of the world-class unit, which was judged second best in the country by the experts.

One public event has already taken place, with campaigners getting the chance to quiz a panel from the Safe and Sustainable Review team, who are running the consultation.

The second will start at 6pm.