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Lisa Allen

A £30 donation for June's non alcohol days - half way through the year!

£30 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Sarah Webb

Good luck Lisa!

£5

Lisa Allen

Here is May's donation for another alcohol free month (x31 days).

£31 + £7.75 Gift Aid

Sarah Webb

Good luck Lisa!

£5 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Sarah Webb

Good luck Lisa Allen

£5

Lisa Allen

Another £30 donation = £1 per day in April that I was alcohol free .... 4 months in and all good!

£30 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Lisa Allen

£31 donation to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for 31 days alcohol free in March .....

£31 + £7.75 Gift Aid

Jacqueline Abbott

Well done Lisa - here is £5 for March and £5 for April - very proud of you!

£10 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Sarah Webb

Good luck Lisa Allen

£5

Lisa Allen

Money raised from 29 days alcohol free in February

£29 + £7.25 Gift Aid

Sarah Webb

Good luck Lisa Allen

£5

LISA ALLEN

The balance of donations made by me for January. Not a drop of alcohol since I made the decision to give up drink for one year. A good start, and so far, not really missing it. Here's to February......

£12 + £3 Gift Aid

Jacqueline Abbott

Well done Lisa - one month done, only another eleven to go!! You got this. Love mum x

£5 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Sarah

For the first month…

£5

Lisa Allen

Another 4 days not drinking and feeling good!

£4 + £1 Gift Aid

Lisa Allen

Another 5 days booze free - managed to survive going out Saturday night!

£5 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Juliette Morrison

Good luck Lisa - you are amazing

£20 + £5 Gift Aid

Lisa Allen

Another x2 days booze free

£2 + £0.50 Gift Aid

Lisa Allen

Donation from first 6 days dry

£6 + £1.50 Gift Aid
Lisa Allen

Pink Lady goes booze free for a year

£245 raised so far
of £363 target
by 19 supporters

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Lisa's Story

I am not an excessive drinker and I don’t need a drink for a good time, but as someone who attends a lot of events and likes to reward myself with a glass (or two) of wine at the end of a busy working day, I’m keen to see if I can go a year without it. Don’t get me wrong, the thought is super scary – I enjoy a cocktail, a glass of champagne and the odd shot, but as I get older it takes longer to get over the effects of a boozy night and the money spent in London bars can sometimes be extortionate!Having done Dry January on a few occasions, I have definitely no...

I am not an excessive drinker and I don’t need a drink for a good time, but as someone who attends a lot of events and likes to reward myself with a glass (or two) of wine at the end of a busy working day, I’m keen to see if I can go a year without it. Don’t get me wrong, the thought is super scary – I enjoy a cocktail, a glass of champagne and the odd shot, but as I get older it takes longer to get over the effects of a boozy night and the money spent in London bars can sometimes be extortionate!

Having done Dry January on a few occasions, I have definitely noticed a difference when I have abstained for a month – I look less bloated and puffy in the face, sleep better and my wallet benefits too.  Then the 1st February hits and I go back to my usual drinking patterns …

I’m not sure if I will give up alcohol forever, but there are so many great alternatives now, that I am keen to see what the benefits will be after 12 months (taking into account the 2 days in January that I did drink before deciding to take on this challenge).

I plan to donate £1.00 to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for every day of the year that I am alcohol free – so starting on the 8th January with an initial donation of £6. I will also be telling family and friends about my challenge in the hope that by doing so, I will be more likely to stick to it. I am fully expecting to become the designated driver on nights out, but look forward to hangover free mornings, more cash in my bank account, clearer brighter skin and weight loss.  There are more advantages to not drinking than there are to drink, but don’t worry, I will definitely not be preaching to those who still enjoy a tipple, but will be watching my own personal journey with interest. Celebrations, holidays, and events this year will look very very different – let’s see if I’ve got this!?

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Half Way Through

I write this now towards the end of June and more than halfway through my year long challenge.  To be honest, it hasn't been as difficult as I first imagined and in fact gets easier as the time goes by.  I think it has been helped by the fact that there are some great 0.0% options available such as Corona and Gordons Gin as well as fabulous botanical choices such as Three Spirits ... I can look and feel like I'm drinking and 'joining in' without the alcohol and all the associated negatives (and I can drive myself - and others - home after.  Bonus!).  

As a naturally gregarious person, I have never needed booze to be the 'life and soul' of the party, but I thought that I would miss the 'hit' that you get with it i.e the point at which you feel uninhibited and jolly .... and to be fair, this has taken a little longer to get used to.  But all in all, it's going well and I've not missed the drink as much as I thought I would .... Who knows what will happy after the year - maybe I'll have a drink to celebrate, mayb I won't ... ??!!

50% of target reached!

At the half way mark! Pink Lady goes booze free for a year has reached 50% of the target!

25% of target reached!

Making great progress, Pink Lady goes booze free for a year has reached 25% of the target!

First donation made!

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