Have a go at saying No

Put yourself in the picture!

Join Dryvember and post your alcohol-free selfies November really is the “not quite” month. Not quite autumn, not quite winter, not quite the festive season . . . so this year why not make this month Dryvember?

That’s right, Dryvember! Can you rise to the challenge and stay dry for a whole month, a marathon (26 days), a half marathon (13 days), a week (during Alcohol Awareness Week from November 17-23), or even just a weekend, to raise money and awareness for The Alcohol Awareness Trust (AET)?

Every penny raised from the no-alcohol Dryvember pretox challenge will help AET continue to provide first class alcohol education to parents, schoolchildren and teachers throughout the country, so kids can enjoy a healthy, responsible relationship with alcohol in the future.

Early drinking among younger teenagers has shown to have huge knock-on effects, often leading to smoking, poor grades and other risky behaviours such as underage sex.
Active in schools throughout Britain, the AET’s open and holistic approach to alcohol education aims to ensure that teachers, parents and secondary school students have access to the best resources, support and information to help delay the uptake of drinking among kids.

And, even better, partnering organisations The Big Give and The Childhood Trust have pledged to match all donations – doubling the funds raised this Dryvember! So let’s get everyone involved this Dryvember. We are already bursting with ideas to help you with your very own fundraising.

And even if you’re not taking part for the whole month, you can still show your support for the campaign by sending us your very own #AlcoFreeSelfie!

During Dryvember we want to see you enjoying some alcohol-free moments, wherever they may be. From mocktails to movie-nights, there are plenty of ways for you to get creative and snap yourself enjoying an alcohol-free beverage. Why not get you family and friends involved too, via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?  Be a trendsetter and nominate them to better your #AlcoFreeSelfie.

As well as awareness, The Alcohol Education Trust is trying to raise £25,000 to help 25,000 kids receive their invaluable talkaboutalcohol programme in 100 schools next year. For every #AlcoFreeSelfie you take and post, you can donate £3 to the campaign by texting ‘DRY’ to 70660. You can donate any other amount to by texting ‘Dry £5’ or whatever amount you choose by indicating it after the £ sign.

You can also make a donation online: http://www.alcoholeducationtrust.org/dryvember/donate/ Every week, Dryvember will post the best snaps, with prizes available for the most creative – including a day a 5-star health spa, to help you really make the most of your booze break. It’s easy to get on board this Dryvember, so dust off your camera, perfect your pout and get ready to start taking shots. Alcohol-free shots, of course! For more information about the campaign, fundraising ideas and how to get involved, visit www.dryvember.com

For more details about The Alcohol Trust and their work, visit  www.alcoholeducationtrust.org

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