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No one said that being a Soberhero was easy. Only the bravest and most fearless heroes will see it through to November 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 this 31-day 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 squad.
  • 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 month off the booze will mean Macmillan Cancer Support can make a massive difference to the lives of people living with cancer. Focus on the cause to keep you strong.
  • Think of what you can achieve
    31 days of no 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 may even be able to fly. (Sorry, we’ve just checked – it’s a no to the flying thing)
  • 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 and put it on Facebook. Tell everyone you know you’ve signed up to Go Sober. The more people that know you’re doing it, the more money you’ll raise.
  • A Golden opportunity
    We know that a month is a long time – and 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.
  • TAXI!
    Become the most popular person in your group and be the Designated Dryver to your mates. (And remember to get them to donate to your taxi service).

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 heroic challenge you’re taking on.

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