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Proceeds from this event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.

But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way, from the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment to the campaigners improving cancer care.

The number of people with cancer is growing every day. Macmillan wants to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. By taking part in Go Sober, you will help Macmillan in providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

For further information about Macmillan’s work and how to get involved visit their website at macmillan.org.uk

For cancer support every step of the way, visit the website or call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00

 

The benefits of Going Sober For October

Taking a month off the booze can have many potential benefits. By signing up to the challenge and making even small improvements to your diet and exercise routine participants could expect to experience a range of the following:

  • Increased energy levels, higher productivity
  • Clearer head
  • No more hangovers
  • Sleeping better / snoring less
  • Weight loss
  • Clearer skin
  • Healthier bank balance / Save money
  • Sense of achievement
  • Fresh approach to alcohol consumption
  • Generally feel healthier
  • Doing something positive for a good cause

 

Who can take part in Go Sober?

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 2013, nor will it promote excessive drinking from 1 November 2013.

We advise heavy drinkers or people dependant on alcohol to speak with their GP first before signing up to Go Sober for October.

 

Our top tips for going sober

  • Create a team with friends, family or work mates. Strength in numbers is key.
  • Focus on the cause to keep you strong.
  • Change your diet and increase your exercise routine to get the maximum benefit.
  • Tell everyone you know you’ve signed up to Go Sober. That way when you start to receive donations you have to commit and can’t back out.
  • Don’t forget about the Golden Tickets.
  • Be the Designated Dryver to your mates … and get them to donate to your taxi service.
  • Check out the Tools area for inspirational ideas and creative ways to raise awareness.

 

How can someone get involved?

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.

 

The Dry July Connection

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$15 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.