Fenland flash mob gives Huntingdon Saturday shoppers a surprise

Kick Ash campaigners, from schools around Fenland, gave shoppers in Huntingdon a surprise last Satur

Kick Ash campaigners, from schools around Fenland, gave shoppers in Huntingdon a surprise last Saturday with a flash mob performance. - Credit: Archant

Children from schools all over Fenland surprised shoppers in Huntingdon by stretching their vocals chords with a flash mob singing event.

The students from schools across the county were promoting the national health harms campaign which reminds smokers about the physical damage caused by smoking – the Kick Ash campaign.

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 mentors performed three surprise performances on Saturday January 23 in areas around Huntingdon town centre including the Market Square, Chequers Court Area and outside Commemoration Hall.

Pupils from Witchford Village College, Cromwell Community College, St Peters School, Sir Harry Smith, The Ivo, Cottenham Village College, Ely College and North Cambridge Academy all got involved to brighten the days of dozens of shoppers.

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The flash mob was led by Christina Dmytryk Clark and created by Musical Director Carrie Rawlings.

Ryan Jackson from Witchford Village College said: “The flash mob was really fun and it was great performing in lots of people. It was great sharing our message that we’re proud to be smoke free and also trying to make people understand that smoking does really harm the body.”

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Brigitte McCormack, from Cambridgeshire County Council’s CAMQUIT team added: “The Kick Ash mentors worked really hard all day and they put on a brilliant performance. Without their work and dedication Kick Ash events like these wouldn’t be the success that they are.”

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