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Wow! It is the end of July already and seven months of my year without beer are complete! As many of you will already know, during 2012 I will be spending all 366 days of this leap year completely alcohol free to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust –  if anyone wants to breathalyse me you are more than welcome to do it at your leisure (it would also make a great picture for the website)!

Anyway, it has been a while since I gained any new sponsorship, so for those of you looking to support my Year Without Beer, but unsure how to sponsor me here are a couple of options…

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.

Adam enjoying a pint

My cousin’s son Adam was born with Cystic Fibrosis, one of the UK’s most common life-threatening inherited diseases. Throughout his short life Adam was an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to meet him. Despite being in hospital far too many times Adam never once complained, not even of a headache. He was a cheeky monkey too and the world is sadly much quieter without him. Adam passed away in 2003 aged just 18.

Cystic Fibrosis affects over 9,000 youngsters, clogging vital organs with thick sticky mucus. There is presently no cure. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the UK’s only national charity working for families with CF and to find a cure.

My Dad enjoying a pint

Sadly most of our lives have been or will be affected by cancer at some point. Cancer has robbed many families of their loved ones, including my Dad who passed away from cancer in 1998 and both of my wife’s parents.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. It works to fight cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. It is entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.