Brookmans Park Newsletter Community Discussion Forum

General Discussion Boards => Supporting charities => Topic started by: Editor on October 01, 2016, 08:07:57 am

Title: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Editor on October 01, 2016, 08:07:57 am
If you've signed up to the Go Sober For October for Macmillan Cancer Support (https://www.gosober.org.uk/about), feel free to publicise your personal campaign by sharing your fund-raising page below.

You can take part simply: 1) because you want to see if you can stay off the booze for a month, 2) to try to get fit, 3) because someone you know has or has had cancer, or 4) to support Macmillan in its fund raising efforts.

So any local residents who want to share how well they are doing, please post below.
Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Editor on October 03, 2016, 11:05:30 am
Is there anyone else going Sober For October (https://www.gosober.org.uk/about)? If so, how are you getting on? And how much do you think you have saved over the first weekend?
Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Alex on October 04, 2016, 10:10:22 pm
Sorry, not sober in October, I abstain during lent
Good luck to you

Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Angel on October 04, 2016, 10:42:29 pm
How are you doing David?

I hardly drink and haven't done this month so far!!
Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Editor on October 05, 2016, 07:12:11 am
How are you doing David?

I hardly drink and haven't done this month so far!!

Doing well, thanks. I have a beer tankard filling up with the money I would have spent on wine and beer which will now go to Macmillan Cancer Support (https://www.gosober.org.uk/about), so everyone is a winner. And it's not as hard as I thought it would be, but the real test will be when there is a social event where others are enjoying a pint. You can buy yourself a 'Golden Ticket' for 15 (which all goes to Macmillian) if you want to have a drink during the month, but I am determined not to give in.

 :)
Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Angel on November 01, 2016, 06:58:56 am
All over - did you last out for the month?
 :P
Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Editor on November 01, 2016, 07:09:40 am
All over - did you last out for the month?
 :P

Yes, in the end it wasn't as big a deal as I expected. Friends were very supportive, especially down at my local. I thought a few social events we had planned would be a problem, but there weren't. Lost a bit of weight, too. I've discovered that you don't save much money not drinking alcohol; the non-alcoholic options are often as expensive or even more expensive in some cases. But I am pleased I did it.  :)
Title: Re: Are you going Sober For October?
Post by: Pixel Crazy on November 01, 2016, 12:14:57 pm
Well done, agree re soft alternatives. But a result