About > The Rules
Sober October Rules
The Rules – how Sober October works
The rules of Sober October are simple! Sign up and stop drinking for the month of October.
We also ask that you reach out to family and friends during the month and ask them to sponsor you for taking part. The money you raise will allow Macmillan Cancer Support to help people living with cancer.
How it works
1. Sign-up to the challenge
2. Ask friends and family to donate to you
3. Go alcohol-free in October
4. Help people living with cancer
Why should I go sober?
Macmillan Cancer Support are doing whatever it takes to support people living with cancer, but we need your help. By going sober this October, you’ll be raising vital funds for Macmillan, so we can continue providing much-needed physical, financial and emotional support to the millions of people living with cancer in the UK. Going sober for October is a small sacrifice that makes a big difference!
We get it. Sometimes there’s a special occasion in October where you’d like to have a drink, but we don’t want this to stop you from taking part in Sober October and raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support! So that’s where a Golden Ticket comes in.
The Golden Ticket entitles you to a night off from your Sober October challenge. You can buy one for yourself or sweet talk a mate into getting you one for a minimum £15 donation. Sorted!
Sober October is an 18+ fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Sober October.