Awww thank you so much! Can I have a drink tonight?! ;-)

My New Year’s resolution? I’m giving up alcohol. For January. For Cancer Research UK. I know. Unbelievable but true!

I’m becoming a Dryathlete.

All through January I’m not going to touch alcohol.

Now, if you know me even slightly well you'll be aware that I like a drink. So this is a fairly hefty challenge for me. I’d love it if you could spare a few pence - the cost of a soft drink will do it!

Every pound helps Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured - and with one in three people having cancer at some point in their lives you'll agree that it is a very worthy cause.

I’ll be donating the money I would have spent on wine/vodka/whisky/beer etc and if I happen to slip off the wagon, I’ll chuck in an extra £15 to make up for it.


The Dryathlete’s Oath I promise that I shall take part in Dryathlon™, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern it, committing myself to a month without alcohol, in the true spirit of do-gooding, for the glory of Dryathletes and the honour of Cancer Research UK.

Updates 2

Okay - it's begun! I have a million different types of soft drink in my house!

02/01/13 08:53

Counting down the days - can you help get me off to a good start?

29/12/12 05:29

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 9

Donation by Rafet Jan on 31/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I nearly forgot, and you're nearly there. See, its not so bad this 'not drinking' lark.

Donation by @thustone on 30/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope you're still going strong - not long to go!! . . .and still time to book that skydive to celebrate ;-)

Donation by Ruth Noake on 22/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Tonic waterand ice in a long glass - a ginless gin and tonic.It worked for me when I gave up alcohol I managed to last a!!!! Good Luck

Donation by Sarah on 04/01/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done it's an impressive challenge!

Donation by Flower girl on 03/01/13


You are doing this so I don't have to! ;) Good on you, hope you raise masses. Nice idea to combine detox with good works.

Donation by Tia Fisher on 03/01/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Here's what I would have spent on wine thus far!

Donation by Richard Baker on 02/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What a great idea; you can do it!

Donation by Marie-Alix Saint on 30/12/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done mate, we're having a drink in your honour tonight! :-)x

Donation by Victoria Fletcher on 29/12/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£90.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£90.00
  • Gift Aid£21.25

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.