Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale supported and promoted the Breathe 2025 campaign Sunday the 18th of September at Illingworth Sports and Social Club. The event was organised to run alongside the Illingworth and Greetland under 7’s Rugby league fixture.
Due to the appropriate age of the children who regularly participate in this fun outdoor activity, we hope that by highlighting the campaign to the children on the day will increase the awareness of the drive to make smoking a thing of the past. On the day we had over 40 children attend and make a pledge based on the balloons ordered. With siblings included we estimate over 50 children viewed the video and made their pledge.
The children who attended the game where made aware off the event and encouraged to watch the Breathe 2025 campaign video and take part in the pledge.
Parents and children who attended the event all got involved and took part by watching the campaign video and making their futuristic pledge with the release of a balloon that had “I Pledge” written on.
The awareness day was a huge success followed by Illingworth U7’s annual fundraiser where the children continued the morning playing outdoors and having generally a fun filled Sunday morning.
If you were unable to attend the awareness day please take a few minutes out of your day and watch the Breathe 2025 video (www.breathe2025.org.uk) and have a look at a few off the pictures and videos taken on the day.