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Bexley smoking service wins national award

PUBLISHED: 10:38 02 November 2012

Bexleyheath Stop Smoking team members l to r: Louise Samuel,Tom high and manager Jo Woodvine

Bexleyheath Stop Smoking team members l to r: Louise Samuel,Tom high and manager Jo Woodvine

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Bexley Stop Smoking service has won a national award for its impromptu flash mob earlier this year.

The event took place in Bexleyheath town centre and it picked up first prize in the most unusual/innovative event category at the British Heart Foundation’s 2012 Organiser of the Year Awards.

The service’s manager Jo Woodvine said: “Everyone there had a fantastic time. It was great to see the look on people’s faces as they realised what was going on and even began to join in the dancing.

“People not only had a lot of fun, but were able to find out more about stopping smoking.”

The flash mob of students from Bird College in Station Road, Sidcup, surprised hundreds of shoppers with their routine while promoting a serious health message.

Mrs Woodvine said: “As a result of the flash mob event, crowds flocked to the ‘Quit Bus’ to find out more about stopping smoking and to sign up to the four-week quit plan.”

The Stop Smoking Service plan to help more than 1600 people quit in the Bexley borough this year. If you would like to stop smoking ring 0800 783 2514 or visit www.smokefreebexley.co.uk.

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