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Top tips for going sober

Our top tips for going sober

No one said that being a Soberhero was easy. Only the bravest and most fearless heroes will go the distance without any alcohol touching their lips. You’re doing something amazing – and we salute you.

Every superhero needs a sidekick and we want to be the Robin to your Batman. That’s why we’ve put these top tips together to make your sober quest a little easier:

Soberheroes assemble!

You don’t have to go it alone. Assemble a squad of the best, non-drinking Soberheroes by inviting friends, family or work mates to join your sober team.

You’re doing something heroic for people with cancer

Even though going sober can be tough, just think of the people you’re doing it for. Your time without the booze will mean Macmillan Cancer Support can make a massive difference to the lives of people with cancer. Focus on the lives you’re changing to keep you strong.

Think of what you can achieve

Going without alcohol means you’re doing something amazing for people with cancer – but you can also develop new powers for yourself. You’ll save money, wake up with a clear head and a spring in your step, boost your energy levels and hone the super health powers, you might even make it to a sunrise yoga session. (Well... it’s good to be ambitious, right?)

Send out the sober signal

The world needs to know about your bravery. We think it should be on the front of all the newspapers, but if you can’t do that, send lots of emails, spam your WhatsApp groups and put it all over your social media channels. Tell everyone you know you’ve signed up to Sober March. The more people that know you’re doing it (and the more you remind them), the more money you’ll raise.

A Golden opportunity

We know that sometimes life means you might have to have the odd beer or wine. So if you’re at a wedding, it’s your birthday or there’s another reason that means you have to have a drink, we’ve created the Golden Ticket. It’s your get out of jail free card, a chance to have a night off, and a cheeky tipple or two. But it doesn’t come for nothing – you have to make a minimum £15 donation to get your night off.


Become the most popular person in your group and be the Designated Dryver to your friends. (And remember to get them to donate to your taxi service).

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Resources area for inspirational ideas and creative ways to raise awareness and let people know about the heroic challenge you’re taking on.

Stay strong, Soberhero. You’re doing something incredible.

Important Note

Sober March is a 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 March.