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About Sober October

Macmillan Cancer Support is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer in the UK, but we can’t do it without you. So we're asking you to get involved in Sober October by going alcohol-free for the month of October, to raise money for people with cancer.

By going sober, you're not just helping others, you're helping yourself too. Giving up the booze for a month comes with loads of feel-good benefits, but the feeling of raising vital funds for the millions of people with cancer in the UK is the best feeling of all.

Every penny raised will play a vital role in helping Macmillan Cancer Support fund critical services, so we hope to see you take part in Sober October this year, raising a glass (of something non-alcoholic) to help Macmillan continue supporting people living with cancer.

How it works

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1. Sign-up to the challenge

Sober October - How It Works - 3. Ask friends and family to donate to you

2. Ask friends and family to donate to you

Sober October - How It Works - 2. Go alcohol-free in October

3. Go alcohol-free in October

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4. Help people living with cancer

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Benefits of going sober

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Top tips for Sober October

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How your money helps

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Important Note

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.

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