City Stars Pledge Support to Campaign


Leicester City Football Club has continued its support for the Leicester NHS Partnership Trust today (Thursday), through the Balls to Stop campaign.


Kevin Phillips, Liam Moore, Tom Hopper and campaign ambassador, Andy King, took time out ahead of training to pledge their backing to Balls to Stop and urge the Leicester public to stop smoking.


Andy King said: “As a club, we are always keen to support initiatives like this, and throughout the season, along with other professional clubs and athletes, we have stood together to help people to quit smoking.


“I hope people will contact the NHS and take the first step towards a healthier life.”


The Balls to Stop campaign, which kicked-off in August 2013, has been run in partnership with marketing agency, Soar Media.


Dean Eldredge, the firm’s Communications Director, added: “We would like to thank Leicester City Football Club for their support of the Balls to Stop campaign.


“Leicester is arguably the sporting capital of England and I hope that this campaign, along with the great wider work of the NHS, will help to improve the health of the people of Leicester.”


The Balls to Stop campaign is also supported by Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester Riders, Leicester Ladies Hockey, boxer Rendall Munroe, cricket broadcaster Jonathan Agnew and rugby World Cup winner, Neil Back.


For more information on the campaign, contact 0116 454 4000 .