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#smallchanges campaign

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We want people to support our Reduce Your Risk campaign by pledging one #smallchange they can make to improve their health now and for the future.

Many people believe that getting cancer is purely down to genes, fate or bad luck. But that’s not true! Research shows that our risk actually depends on a combination of our genes, our environment and things we do in our lifestyle, which we can control. Did you know 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes?

A healthy lifestyle is not a cast-iron guarantee against cancer. But it stacks the odds in your favour by reducing the risk of developing the disease so take control of the things you can!

Download a #smallchanges pack to get your pledge form as well as lots of hints and tips on making #smallchanges.

Download your pack

Download your pack and make your #smallchange today:


You're in with the chance of winning great prizes when you share your #smallchanges pledge and progress with us!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Most progress made
    Fitbit Alta Activity and Sleep, RRP £89.99 
  • Person who has overcome biggest barrier to make changes
    Fitbit Alta Activity and Sleep, RRP £89.99
  • Person (nominated by others) who has made change
    Nutribullet Magic Bullet RRP £49.99
  • Most creative small change
    Nutribullet Magic Bullet RRP £49.99
  • Spot prize for liking our #smallchanges posts on Facebookcheck our Facebook page for more details
    £30 Love2Shop voucher

#smallchanges competition terms and conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is Middlesbrough Council and Redcar and Cleveland Council Public Health teams
  2. To be entered into the prize draw you must be a resident of the Middlesbrough or Redcar and Cleveland
  3. You must be willing to share some brief details about your #smallchange in order to receive your prize, and be happy for these to be shared on social media and on the Reduce Your Risk website
  4. Prizes will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Public Health teams
  5. No public health staff members will be eligible for the competition prizes
  6. Prize winners will be announced on the Facebook page and the website – you will need to be contactable via Facebook or email, should you be selected for a prize
  7. There are no cash alternatives to the prizes offered
  8. Alternative prizes cannot be awarded
  9. The winners will be notified shortly after the closing date/time
  10. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions