So, with my thesis finished and anxiety about jobs under way, I’ve decided to set myself a challenge. I’m doing a sober month to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Now, I’m not a massive drinker, and since leaving uni I’ve barely had more than the couple of glasses of red wine I had on holiday. But if I go out, I will drink, and I don’t want that to be the norm anymore. I want to be able to go to a gig and just drink a coke, without looking longingly at the beers behind the bar. But that’s not the main reason that I’m going sober.
Two years ago, I accompanied my mum to get scan results at the local hospital, thinking that we’d leave after her appointment much the same as we went in. Maybe she needed some antibiotics, or maybe the scan was clear and there was nothing to worry about. But when I saw mum talking to a nurse with a Macmillan badge on, I knew that our worst fears had been realised. Thankfully, the cancer had not spread from her kidney and it could be fixed with just one (scary) operation – it could have been a lot worse. But Macmillan were wonderful, and there are plenty of others who need their support for longer than my mum did. They do a great job, not only in their nursing, but in their innovative fundraising campaigns, and that’s why I’ve signed up for Go Sober.
So please give anything you can to help me reach my goal of £100, and to support this wonderful cause.