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October, 2015

Can you help us plant One Tree Per Child?

Smokers urged to stop during October

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help plant thousands of trees across the city – one for every primary school aged child in Bristol. This winter, the ‘One Tree per Child’ programme will be planting 36,000 in parks and green spaces across the city including new woodland, hedgerows and individual trees. And the team behind the project is looking for lead volunteers who can help run tree planting events between this December and March 2016. Training will be provided and lead volunteers would be expected to commit at least five full days over the three month period. One Tree per Child – which teaches children about the benefits of trees – is also looking for regular volunteers who would like to help out at tree planting events. Over 15,000 trees have been planted in Bristol in the last year. If interested, email your name, contact telephone number and why you want to be involved to onetreeperchild@bristol.gov.uk quoting ‘Lead Volunteer’. Alternatively, please call 0117 357 4398 to register your interest. For more information on the project visit www.bristol. gov.uk/onetreeperchild.

SMOKERS are being encouraged to take this year’s Stoptober challenge and go smoke-free during October. Stoptober, the 28-day quit challenge run by Public Health England, will be providing support to help many of the 63,000 smokers in Bristol to kick their habit. Dedicated free support groups have been set up across the city, including at Horfield Leisure Centre, every Monday, 6-7pm. This year Stoptober coincides with new legislation coming into force which will make it illegal to smoke in vehicles when children are present. Bishopston councillor Daniella Radice, said: “Stoptober

is a great initiative, which helps to motivate and support smokers who want to quit. “We’re working to raise awareness about the impact of smoking and provide as much encouragement and help as possible for people to kick the habit. More and more people are trying to give up for health and financial reasons, which is fantastic.” To book onto the free support group at Horfield Leisure Centre, contact: 01179222255. There is also a range of other support available including special advice packs, mobile apps and motivational text messages. For more information, contact: www.smokefreebristol.com.

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