By signing up to be a sober-hero, you are doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help make sure that Macmillan can be there for people facing cancer when they need us most.
It will mean that we can be there right from the moment of diagnosis, through their treatment and beyond. It will mean we can be there to help give them the energy and support to take back control of their life.
So thank you for taking part in Go Sober, raising a glass (of water) and standing proudly beside people facing cancer. Your support will mean Macmillan can be there so that even more people don’t have to face cancer alone.
For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
Taking a month off the booze can have many potential benefits. Just imagine what you could achieve without a hangover!
By having 31 gloriously hangover-free days you’ll not only be raising lots of money to help people with cancer, you’ll also be doing oodles of good for your own health. Together with a few small improvements to your diet and exercise routine you could expect to experience a range of the following:
Anyone, as long as you are 18 or over.
Go Sober does not encourage people to increase their alcohol consumption immediately prior to 1 October 2014, nor will it promote excessive drinking from 1 November 2014.
We advise heavy drinkers or people dependant on alcohol to speak with their GP first before signing up to Go Sober for October.
No one said that being a sober-hero was easy, and we applaud you for taking on the challenge. But to make it that little bit easier, we’ve put together our top tips to help make those 31 days go a little bit more quickly:
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Tools area for inspirational ideas and creative ways to raise awareness and let people know about the amazing thing you’re doing.
Everything is managed through the Go Sober website. From here you can Sign Up, make and receive donations, run your own profile page, create a team, go ‘Head-to–Head’ with a mate or colleague, create a Designated Dryver event, see your national ranking, update your status and much more. We are also on Facebook and people can follow us on Twitter.
Started by the passion and creativity of Brett Macdonald, Phil Grove and Kenny McGilvary, the first Dry July took place in Australia in 2008 as a challenge among friends. But, oh boy, how it’s grown. Even in this first event over 1,000 people participated – and AUD$257,283 later Dry July was well and truly born.
This original idea escalated into what it is today; a non-profit organisation that has raised over AUD$20 million. And now we’re proud that it’s travelled half way across the world to launch as Go Sober in the UK. The enthusiasm and generosity shown over the years has been truly overwhelming and it makes us thrilled to launch it here.
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