Archive for June, 2015

I am hoping to raise funds while abstaining…..

June 29, 2015

dry july

It is that time of year again when I give up alcohol for a month and all for a couple of good causes, the first is my general health and waistline the other is a worthy charity.  Yes that is right my July is going to be Dry as I participate in Dry July again. Oh and having just purchased a very special limited edition bottle of Jura Whiskey this is going to be more challenging than others years.

I am sure most of you know by now that Dry July is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of adults living with cancer, it does this through an online social community of likeminded individuals giving up booze for the month of July (and ideally raising money as they do it). So for the 31 days of July, I am hoping to raise funds while abstaining.

Like previous years I have chosen The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA as my chosen beneficiary for all the money I raise. Professor Chris O’Brien was an incredible man who had tremendous vision and courage.  He was inspirational in both the work he did as a cancer specialist and through his own three year battle with an aggressive brain tumour, a battle that he sadly lost in 2009. His name lives on in the very good work that this organization does. The Lifehouse is an integrated cancer treatment center, one where that patients would longer have to navigate their way through all the different elements of dealing with their illness alone.

You can see more about this place here:

If you would like to sponsor me you can do so here or you could always take part yourself 😉