Still time to be a ‘dryathlete’ for charity

Cancer Research UK wants people to give up booze for January.

Cancer Research UK wants people to give up booze for January.

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Local people are being urged to ditch the booze and sign up to Cancer Research UK’s New Year fund-raising challenge Dryathlon.

The challenge sees people banish the booze in January for a month and raise vital funds to help beat cancer sooner.

Registration for the challenge ends on Sunday and the charity is urging anyone who hasn’t yet made a New Year’s pledge to sign up now.

‘Dryathletes’ pledge to drop the drink for a month and either get sponsored or donate the money they would have spent on alcohol to the charity.

Supporters can register as individuals or set up a team.

Linda Summerhayes, Cancer Research UK spokesperson in Scotland, said: “We know that giving up alcohol for a month will really test some people’s willpower.

“But raising money for the fight against cancer is fantastic motivation to stay on track.”

To sign up visit the website www.dryathlon.org