The campaign

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About the Dry July campaign

Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

The funds you raise as part of your Dry July will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment.

Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win-win!

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How Does It Work

1 - Sign-up to the challenge

Sign-up to the challenge

Step 3 - Megaphone

Ask family, friends and workmates to donate to you

Ste 2 - Wine bottle and glass crossed out

Go alcohol-free in July

4 - Heart between upturned hands

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How it all began

You've heard the joke 'Three men walk into a bar...' No, really, that's how the first Dry July started!

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'. They also wanted to raise money for a cause very close to their hearts, so they asked friends and family to sponsor them.

Hoping to raise $3,000 to buy a TV for their local hospital’s waiting room, the campaign was a huge success. The first Dry July ended up raising $250,000, thanks to the support of Adam Spencer, and Dry July was well and truly born!

2008, the first Dry July

Go Dry this July

Go Dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

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Health benefits

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Where do the funds go?

Where do the funds go?

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Governance

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Important Note

Dry July is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Dry July.

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