Wedding RingsThere were a number of ‘non-drinking challenges’ I was dreading at the start of my year without beer. These included simple things like going for a curry without beer. I didn’t even contemplate the idea of going on a stag weekend without beer, or going  to weddings without a glass of bubbly for the toast! Thankfully I’ve found an alternative type of bubbles – fizzy water and have very much enjoyed being privileged to attend 2 wedding so far this year.

Any kind of social event like this prompts questions like “how is the not drinking going?

Not having hangovers to deal with when the kids wake me up after late nights out is one definite bonus!

Year Without Beer

Never mind the Olympics, 2012 is my Year Without Beer! I am spending all 366 days of this leap year alcohol free in an attempt to raise money for 2 charities that are both very close to my heart.

If giving up all alcohol for a year isn’t enough of a challenge to make you dig deep and show your support, I also plan to run 500 miles! As part of my running challenge I am signed up to run a quarter marathon, 10 mile road race (Great South Run) and 8 mile off road challenge (The Grim Original).

If you want to show some love them please donate to my year without beer and give your support to one of these fantastic causes:

  • To donate to Cancer Research UK please click here to visit my just giving page or donate by text – send AYWB66 and the amount to 70070. For example, texting “AYWB66 £5″ will donate £5.
  • To donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust please click here to visit my just giving page or donate by text – send AYWB55 and the amount to 70070. For example, texting “AYWB55 £5″ will donate £5.
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In Aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust
2013 Miles in 2013

Year Without Beer!

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