Once again, in aid of Macmillan’s Cancer Support I’m going sober for the month of October.
Last year was my first year taking on the challenge of an entire month without a drop of booze, and I raised £125 in the process.
This year a total of 56,357 sober hero’s are taking part and hopefully together we’ll smash the impressive £4 million which was raised in 2014.
For those who aren’t aware of the brilliant work Macmillan’s do follow this link to their website but in a nutshell they’re an independent support network for people whose life is affected by cancer. This could be the sufferer themselves, their friends & family, their carers or maybe the community. Whilst not providing actual medical assistance, they’re there to provide emotional, financial and other practical help, to help those affected cope with the tremendous upheaval cancer brings.
On top of raising money for a good cause, going sober for a month also helps me personally.
Here’s a list supplied by Macmillan’s of the benefits a month off alcohol can bring.
- Increased energy levels, higher productivity
- Clearer head
- Sleeping better / snoring less
- Weight loss
- Clearer skin
- Healthier bank balance / save money
- Generally feel healthier
The main benefit I hope to achieve from the month is a fresh approach to my alcohol consumption. I know I drink too much. It’s all to easy for me to pop into the local for a pint or two whilst watching football, or meeting friends for after work drinks. I’m getting no younger, and soon or later, this lifestyle will catch up with me.
Anyway, if you’d like to donate to my Go Sober challenge you can from your mobile (UK only) by texting ISHY77 followed by the amount you wish to donate (£1 upto £10) to 70070. You’ll receive a thank you text & a link to follow to add gift aid.
Alternatively, simply follow this link to my page on the Go Sober website and donate via credit card or PayPal.
Thanks for reading, and a massive thank you if you donated.