Stubbing out the habit for Guild Care

Major Tom Wye is giving up smoking to support Guild Care
Major Tom Wye is giving up smoking to support Guild Care

LOCAL councillor Major Tom Wye is doing something to remember this year and being sponsored to give up smoking for October as part of NHS initiative Stoptober.

The campaign claims that people who stay smoke-free for 28 days are five times more likely to quit smoking for good.

Worthing borough councillor Major Wye said: “I am a cabinet member for health and wellbeing, so it obviously doesn’t go down too well that I smoke.

“I’m also turning 71 next month, so agreed to take part in Stoptober on the condition that everyone would sponsor me to do so.

“All the money will go towards the Building a Home to Remember appeal, something I’m proud to be an appeal patron of.

“It’s a very worthy cause that will benefit thousands of people in the local area. I don’t have much money, but what I do have is time.

“I won’t raise the £500,000 needed, but what I do raise, I know will go a long way.”

Anyone who would like to support Major Wye on his fundraising stop-smoking journey throughout October should log on to the fundraising website www.justgiving.com/wellbeinghubs

And others interested in giving up smoking and raising funds at the same time should visit the website www.stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk