17 August 2015
What : Go Sober for October – Macmillan Cancer Support’s fundraiser
When : 1st – 31st October 2015
Forget alcohol-free days, Macmillan Cancer Support is challenging the UK to Go Sober for a whole month this October.
Whatever your motivation – health, wealth or happiness - we could all benefit from some alcohol abstinence in our lives.
So, swap your gin for a juice this autumn and raise money to help people affected by cancer.
Go Sober for October runs from 1st – 31st October 2015 and requires nothing more than a strong willpower and supportive friends and family to sponsor you.
If you have a special occasion and fancy a night off from the challenge, worry not: you or your friends and family can buy you a 'Golden Ticket' for £15 through your very own fundraising page.
To get involved, simply sign up on www.gosober.org.uk, create your fundraising page, and prepare for smug sobriety.
Now in its third year, Macmillan is hoping the fundraising challenge will beat the £4 million raised in 2014. By taking part in Go Sober for October you will help Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support for people affected by cancer so no one faces cancer alone.
Head to www.gosober.org.uk now to find out more, sign up, and get hints and tips on how to complete the challenge.
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Notes to Editor
For further information or images, please contact:
Emma Macdonald – Press Officer
Liam Colman – Press Officer
Drinking responsibly and Go Sober
This challenge is only available to those aged 18 or over. Go Sober does not encourage people to increase their alcohol consumption immediately prior to 1 October 2015, nor will it promote excessive drinking from 1 November 2015. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependant on alcohol to speak with their GP first before signing up to Go Sober for October.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved,call 0300 1000 200
today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 80800 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk