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  • Giving up the booze

     jimbo updated 6 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
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  • bigdave

    30 September 2013 at 8:42 pm

    As some of you may be aware, we lost my 52 year old mother-in-law, Liz to cancer on the 5th September this year. Throughout Liz’ battle with cancer, she and the family received a huge amount of help and support from the Macmillan nursing team, who were there to provide everything from pain relief through to being a shoulder to cry on.

    Most people don’t realise that Macmillan rely quite heavily on donations to enable them to provide this valuable service to cancer sufferers and their families.

    “What the hell’s this got to do with your boozing?” I hear you say..

    Well, Macmillan run an annual fundraiser called “Go Sober for October”? where (as you’ll have guessed) participants raise money by abstaining from alcohol for the whole of October. This might not seem like much of a challenge for someone who drinks in moderation…but I drink like a ****** fish and this is going to be absolute hell for me!..

    I’m not coming round with a bucket expecting large donations but would love it if you could spare even a couple of quid sponsorship to enable me to give something back to a team of people who gave so much to all of us when we needed it.

    Cheers guys.

  • Cubist88

    30 September 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Sorry to hear that mate.

    My mother in law is also 52, also named Liz but fortunately is now in remission after a battle with the same. Not able to sponsor you much, but i’ve given what I can.

    Good luck with your temporary sobriety. 😀

  • bigdave

    1 October 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you very much for the donation. It’s really kind of you. 🙂

  • bigdave

    23 October 2013 at 8:07 am

    Morning gents, Thought I’d update you all on my progress. I’m on day 23 of 30 and still abstaining!! I’ve raised almost £250 so far which is more than I ever thought possible!!

  • jimbo

    23 October 2013 at 9:08 am

    Nice one and keep going only 9 evenings left.

    Brilliant cause which I fully support during the year, they were excellent in my Brother in laws last few months last year.

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