“Freddie Star Ate My Hamster”
“Elvis Spotted On Moon”
“Steven Gerrard Wins Premier League Title”
“Griff Gives Up Booze For A Month”
A selection of barley believable headlines there, none more so than that last one. But, it’s the only genuine story amongst them.
Because, together with a number of work mates from the Guinness Partnership in Oldham, I will become a Dryathlete for the month of January to hopefully raise a ton of money for Cancer Research UK. And regain a liver in the process.
Loathe as I am to ask people to part with their hard earned cash, I have to say that this is not some wimpy little exercise like running three marathons in a weekend, skateboarding down Kilimanjaro or cycling round the North-West until your lycra crumbles – this is me, actually abstaining from alcohol for a whole month! Some pubs and small supermarkets may well go out of business as a result of this campaign. On the plus side, if you all dig deep, Cancer Research UK will be the winner.
Unsurprisingly, I intend to keep you abreast or my progress via this blog, when January comes. In the meantime, if you could please click the link below and sponsor me, I will give my liver one last pounding before January 1st.