Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Alcohol abstinence update

Just a little update on my charity fundraiser, as some of you may be aware I am giving up alcohol for July in aid of Derian House childrens Hospice in Bolton.

Day 9 – and so far so good!

I’ve had a few ventures to pubs and realised it is actually quite hard to choose a soft drink and it’s also slightly embarrassing especially as in last week when a barman laughed at me for “just ordering an orange juice”.
Wagamama's - Giving Up Alcohol
So far I’ve had two work events where Cranberry and OJ have ruled, two trips to the pub – a nice refreshing Coca-Cola when everyone else was on Beck Vier (one of my favourite beers!) and I helped an old university friend celebrate his 25th with dinner at Wagamama’s (ordered still water!) and a pint of OJ and Lemonade in the pub afterwards!
OJ for Chris

I’ve already survived one weekend but naturally more to come this month and more potentially boozy work events – including tonight actually with a supplier roof top party!!!

What has amazed me is the level of donations by family, friends and work colleagues – I’ve already managed to raise £290 which is a fantastic amount of money for the children’s hospice. Plus I know a few mates and looking at tactical bets and waiting until I cave in to then put a greater amount down – as I originally promised I would double the total amount!

So far, so good!

Thank you again for those who have already donated and those that haven’t here is the link – http://www.justgiving.com/nopintsforchris

Thanks, Chris

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck buddy, I did the same thing earlier in the year and it is not easy at all!

We'll have to go for that Beer in August!

Michael Brandy

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