Kick Ash mentors from all over Cambridgeshire will be surprising shoppers in Huntingdon with a flash mob singing event.

The students from schools across the county will be promoting the national health harms campaign which reminds smokers about the physical damage caused by smoking.

Kick Ash is a campaign led by young people who are proud to be smoke free. The aim of the campaign is to reduce the number of young people in Cambridgeshire who smoke. They also provide volunteer support to local services such as Camquit, Cambridgeshire's Stop Smoking Service, Trading Standards with their tobacco control business visits as well as supporting community stop smoking events.  

The Kick Ash Flash Mob will be performing this Saturday, 23rd January, from 2 pm in the Market Square and later on in the Chequers Court Area. Schools involved include Witchford Village College, Cromwell Community College - Chatteris, St Peters School - Huntingdon, Sir Harry Smith Community College  - Whittlesey, The Ivo School - St Ives, Cottenham Village College, Ely College and North Cambridge Academy.

The flash mob is being led by musician Christina Dmytryk Clark and was created by Musical Director Carrie Rawlings, both from the local area.

Chloe, from Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey, said: "We're looking forward to performing in a Flash Mob and it's exciting to think we will be singing in front of people. We're ready to share our message that we're proud to be smoke free and also try TO make people understand that smoking does real harm to the body. It really is never too late to give up." 

"‹Brigitte McCormack from Cambridgeshire County Council's CAMQUIT team added: "I am really looking forward to seeing the Kick Ash mentors and I am sure they will put on a brilliant performance. They have worked really hard and it would be great now if the local people came out to support them."

For free advice and support on quitting smoking, call Camquit, Cambridgeshire's Stop Smoking Service, on 0800 018 4304.


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