Balls-to-StopLeicester Tigers legend Neil Back, local boxing hero Rendall Munroe and President of Leicester Hockey Club, Sarah Treanor, joined the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Stop Smoking Service at King Power Stadium last week, to launch a brand-new campaign; Balls to Stop.

The campaign has enlisted the help of seven sporting ambassadors, including Neil and Rendall, to help promote the Stop Smoking Service and the help that is on offer to people in Leicestershire and Rutland who want to stop smoking.

Other ambassadors include Leicester City midfielder Andy King, Leicester Riders forward Jamell Anderson, Leicester Hockey Club and Team GB’s Nicola White, Leicestershire batsman Josh Cobb and legendary cricket commentator, Jonathan Agnew.

“I think that Balls to Stop is a great campaign,” said Rendall Munroe at the launch.

“As a role model for the youth of today, smoking is something that often starts at a young age. Although I’ve never been a smoker, my mum and a few friends have told me how hard it is to stop. Listening to the advisors when they explain the effects of smoking and the best ways to quit has been amazing.”

For more information on the launch of the event, click here. To find out more about Balls to Stop, visit or text ‘BALLS’ to 80800 for free.

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