Dryathalon: Cancer Research UK

Over Christmas, we go all in.  Full steam ahead on a couple of weeks were there is no limit on the amount of junk food and alcohol (albeit, responsibly) that we can consume.  But January always marks a detox period for us and this year, my husband is taking part in the Dryathlon to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I take part in fundraising activities and A does so more often.  I ran the Race for Life in July 2014 and helped raise nearly £750 for Cancer Research UK (whilst nearly killing myself).  I also helped a close friend organise a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for MacMillan at which we raised over £1000.  I’m sure you’ll agree that these are great causes to donate to – if you haven’t been directly affected by Cancer, we all know someone who has been.  
Photograph Credit – Cancer Research UK
A is part of a local Round Table group whom regularly raise funds for the community and local charities, and it’s with the support of the other guys that they will complete the Dryathlon challenge in January 2015.  Not only will it help towards raising funds for a wonderful charity, but it will help A to feel fitter, sleep better and save some pennies.  
Over on the Dryathlon website, there’s a smart little Alcohol calculator where you can see how much you’d spend a week on booze in the pub.  If A was to go to the pub on a Friday night and play darts, which isn’t an uncommon occurrence, he could sink approximately 7 pints before heading home.  This is a scary £93.  I’m pretty sure it’s not this expensive in our local, this is probably based on London prices, but still – it’s a lot of money.  And not only is it costly, it’s REALLY high in calories too.  Those same 7 pints work out at 7440 calories.  Wow.
I’ve sponsored A on the JustGiving page here, if you’d like to donate, or better yet you may like to sign up for the Dryathlon and raise funds yourself for a very charitable cause!

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