Tuesday 1 October 2013

Charity Tuesday: Go Sober for October with Macmillan

When an e-mail popped up in my inbox challenging me to Go Sober for October in aid of Macmillan Cancer I immediately decided to sign up. It's such a great cause and this is what the official blurb says:

Proceeds from this event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.
But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way, from the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment to the campaigners improving cancer care.
The number of people with cancer is growing every day. Macmillan wants to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. By taking part in Go Sober, you will help Macmillan in providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
For further information about Macmillan’s work and how to get involved visit their website at macmillan.org.uk
For cancer support every step of the way, visit the website or call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00
It's great to have such an inspiration to ditch the booze for a month which I try to do once a year. This isn't the best month for me to attempt the challenge as its a) my birthday b) I am getting together with my high school friends and c) I am off on a short break to Butlins! Therefore I am going to need as much support as people can offer... 
go sober october
So far only my 6 year old has sponsored me and he has given a whole month's pocket money! Please pop onto Go Sober and donate me the equivalent of a glass or bottle of wine to encourage me to keep going....  I am also in a team of Booze Free Bloggers giving each other the strength to survive a month stone cold sober so you can donate to us all together..
To take my mind off the sobriety and help tone up the wine belly I have joined with over 40 bloggers to do the 30 day shred from today. Here is hoping I can complete this one as last time I got flu after 10 days and quit... To encourage me I took a before photo:
Excuse the dodgy quality I had to balance the mirror on the far end of the bed! As you can see the summer holidays have not been good for my waistline... I need to get back into properly focussing on my Thinking Slimmer pods to eat consciously and record 3 positive things about my diet and fitness..


  1. chantelle hazelden1 October 2013 at 11:55

    Good luck with staying sober :) we will all help each other with the 30 day shred!!! xx

  2. thanks I need the luck! communal shredding will help...

  3. Wow!! That is a challenge, fair dos!! I need to get back to slimpodding too :) Sending you lots of luck xx

  4. WifeMumStudentBum4 October 2013 at 22:28

    It's a great challenge. Cutting out the drinking will help you lose weight but not only that it will make you feel better in yourself. I'm typing this as I drink a glass of wine (sorry)! Good luck - it's a great cause, I'm just a weak soul, I need my wine! x :)

  5. been to a party tonight and turned down cava :-)

  6. well sponsor us all to keep going ;-)

  7. Susan Styles You5 October 2013 at 10:18

    Good luck with your challenge - I know I would find it extremely difficult!

  8. I think this is such a great cause. We recently lost my cousin to cancer and it is a devastating disease.

  9. Good luck! Full of admiration for you x


I love it when people leave a message