In January 2013, I did something rather remarkable....
For 31 days, I did not have a single drop of alcohol.
Not one single drop.
I hit a remarkable total of £253 in donations.
This year, I have decided to take part in the 2014 Dryathlon.
That's another 31 days without any alcohol.
Pssst.... If you want to skip straight to the donation page, you can click here
So why are you doing it?
Over the last few years, I have seen friends and family member suffer from various types of cancer.
In 2013, my wife and I lost a very good friend to cancer.
I want to help raise additonal funding that will go towards research to help combat cancer. I want my son to grow up in a world where he doesn't have to see the pain people go through both suffering from cancer, or the pain it leaves with friends and family.
So how can I pursuade you to donate?
I have set myself a personal target of £250 once again, but for 2014 I wanted to throw in an extra challenge.
£253.....? That can be beaten.
A month with no alcohol?
Why not two months?
Why not three months?
So what are you talking about?
It's fairly simple to be honest.
If I reach my target of £250 before Midnight on January 31st 2014, I will extend my month without alcohol to the end of February.
If I then reach a second target of £500 by midnight on the February 28th 2014 . . . . I'll carry on for the month of March.
What happens after that?
Simple - if I raise another £250, I'll carry on.... and on.... and on....
How do you donate then?
There are three ways you can help me raise funds for Cancer Research UK
You can give me your donation personally, and I'll put it all together and send to Cancer Research at the end of January (or what ever month I finally end on)
You can donate online via justgiving by using this link: justgiving.com/skeddy
You can donate quickly via text message. For all the numbers, please see below
However you choose to donate, I just want to give you a massive thank you. It really, really does mean a lot to me, and I will be thrilled if I reach my target of £250 (or above).
Thank you for reading, and thank you for your donation.
Donating By Text
Donating by text message is very, very quick and simple.
Firstly, decide how much you would like to donate - £1, £2, £5 or £10
Secondly, and this is the most important part, text the code SKED80, plus your donation amount, to 70070.
Don't forget the £ symbol!
So for example:
To donate £1 text SKED80 £1 to 70070
To donate £2 text SKED80 £2 to 70070
To donate £5 text SKED80 £5 to 70070
To donate £10 text SKED80 £10 to 70070
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On behalf of myself and Cancer Reasearch UK, I'd like to thank you for your donation.