Are you up to a January Dryathlon?

The Northern Echo: Cancer researchers Barry Dent, Laura Ogle and Stuart Williamson prepare for Dryathlon in aid of Cancer Research UK Cancer researchers Barry Dent, Laura Ogle and Stuart Williamson prepare for Dryathlon in aid of Cancer Research UK

IT may be the height of the Christmas party season, but cancer researchers are asking people in the region to ‘go dry’ for January.

Stuart Williamson, Laura Ogle and Barry Dent, from Cancer Research UK in the North-East, have pledged to forego alcohol throughout the first month of 2014 to raise money for the charity.

Now they are asking others to join their ‘Dryathlon’ and give the money they would have spent on alcohol to the cause.

Mr Williamson, 30, said: “Taking on Dryathlon is going to be a challenge as we really enjoy a few drinks with friends on a Friday after work.

“But it’s for such a worthwhile cause so I’m determined to stay committed throughout the whole of January.”

Last year, Cancer Research UK’s first Dryathlon attracted 33,500 participants and raised £4m.

For more information, visit dryathlon.org or justgiving.com/teams/NICR

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9:49pm Sat 14 Dec 13

behonest says...

Why would you not have a beer in January? This looks like political correctness gone mad - again.
Why would you not have a beer in January? This looks like political correctness gone mad - again. behonest

6:40am Sun 15 Dec 13

Nicholas_Till says...

"Are you up to a January Dryathlon?.."

No.

I would hate to see my favourite pubs crash without my custom!
"Are you up to a January Dryathlon?.." No. I would hate to see my favourite pubs crash without my custom! Nicholas_Till

7:52am Sun 15 Dec 13

stone-rose says...

Only can do it Mon - Fri 8 am to 5.30 pm other than that not a bloody chance .
Err al take a chance this jan like the 38 ones previous .
Only can do it Mon - Fri 8 am to 5.30 pm other than that not a bloody chance . Err al take a chance this jan like the 38 ones previous . stone-rose

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