Helping Cancer Research UK by giving up booze

dryathlon_1With the New Year comes the time for fresh starts and personal challenges. Giving up alcohol for January is a common goal, and Cancer Research UK is harnessing that impulse with its “Dryathlon”, in which people can raise money by banning the booze for a month.

Leading the charge in our community is BritMums’ social media guru @kateonthinice and the very lovely blogger @dragonsflypoppy.

Kate explains:

“I have noticed that when times are challenging I lean a little on a glass of wine or a tot of rum. My mum and 5 of her siblings saw cancer resulting in their deaths so I am delighted to get involved in a personal challenge that also supports Cancer Research UK. As with all fundraising, every little helps so I am hoping some kind souls out there will be happy to donate to my fundraising page

Elizabeth says:

“My mum was diagnosed with womb cancer in September and I blogged about it here I lost a friend to ovarian cancer on Christmas morning. Last year I did the Race for Life with that friend; this year I am doing the Dryathalon for her and my mum. It is my way of being proactive and doing my bit to end cancer, raising both money and awareness. You can donate here.

Find out more about the campaign at the Dryathlon website.

Will you become a dryathelete? Take the challenge yourself or support Kate and Elizabeth via their donation pages, listed above. If you blog about this campaign, please link up below.

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About Kate Davis-Holmes

Kate Davis-Holmes is a writer and blogger. She is married with 3 children. After obtaining a law degree from Cambridge University, Kate spent 20 years working in local and national organisations. She has experience of project management. media relations, events organisation, advice-giving and the facilitation of learning groups. Kate’s interests include bargain-hunting, reading, travelling and cookery. She has a passion for helping good causes and seeing women get a fairer deal in society.


  1. 07 January 2014 / 15:01

    Well done ladies! I will write a follow up post on my ‘resolutions’ announcement at some point and then link up. Good luck one and all x

  2. 14 January 2014 / 18:56

    Good luck Kate and Elizabeth! and thanks for starting this up – I’m in! x