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Go Sober for October
Date Added: 01/10/2014 00:00:00
Author: Grant Morgan

Every year following the excesses of Christmas and New Year I, along with the majority of people, visit the gym (a couple of times) and detox for the month of January, which also includes a month of sobriety. I thought one month a year was enough, but the chance to do something good while looking after myself seems too good an opportunity to miss, although I may feel differently in a couple of weekends time when my wife is tucking into a nice bottle of wine with our usual weekend take-away.

I have always been known as the hangover king, as I am rubbish at drinking and am a complete light-weight when it comes to alcohol consumption. The thought of a ‘hair of the dog’ whilst feeling like your world is going to end has never appealed, thank goodness. My preference has always been 2 Paracetamol and a day in front of the TV watching Bond Films.

Go Sober for October is the idea of Macmillan Cancer Support with the aim of promoting the health benefits of reducing peoples alcohol consumption, increase awareness and raise some money.


Macmillan says:

By signing up to be a sober-hero, you are doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help make sure that Macmillan can be there for people facing cancer when they need us most.

It will mean that we can be there right from the moment of diagnosis, through their treatment and beyond. It will mean we can be there to help give them the energy and support to take back control of their life.

So thank you for taking part in Go Sober, raising a glass (of water) and standing proudly beside people facing cancer. Your support will mean Macmillan can be there so that even more people don’t have to face cancer alone.

For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit

The benefits of Going Sober for October

Taking a month off the booze can have many potential benefits. Just imagine what you could achieve without a hangover!

By having 31 gloriously hangover-free days you’ll not only be raising lots of money to help people with cancer, you’ll also be doing oodles of good for your own health. Together with a few small improvements to your diet and exercise routine you could expect to experience a range of the following:

  • Increased energy levels, higher productivity;

  • Clearer head;

  • No more hangovers;

  • Sleeping better / snoring less;

  • Weight loss;

  • Clearer skin;

  • Healthier bank balance / Save money;

  • Sense of achievement;

  • Fresh approach to alcohol consumption;

  • Generally feel healthier;

  • Doing something positive for a good cause.


Please take the time to visit the Macmillan Go Sober web-site where you will find out much more about this fantastic cause, you could also visit my sponsorship page and make a donation:


All the best

Grant Morgan

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