Care received by loved one inspires unusual bid
An Ellesmere Port man is taking on a fundraising challenge with a difference.
John Roberts, 32, who currently lives in Great Sutton, has vowed not to drink alcohol for a year in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
October is officially Macmillan’s ‘Go Sober’ month, where they ask people to spend 30 alcohol free days while raising money for the charity.
John, who is an actor and director, said: “I thought why not do it for a whole year to really make an impact and see what I can do.
“When I was 20 my step-dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which even though he battled with chemotherapy, became terminal. During his final stages, Macmillan Cancer Support not only made his last few months as comfortable as possible, they also gave support and advice to our family.
“Since then, cancer has affected so many people I know and Macmillan have always been there as a comfort and rock, so this is my small way of saying thank you and giving back to them.
“I think due to the profession I work in, socialising post-show is always on the cards, especially when I’m working in London, so temptation is never too far away.
“However, I have a group of friends who are supportive and who this charity also means a lot to, so hopefully they won’t be too cruel and help me along!”
John will start the challenge on October 6, you can sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/JohnGoesSober.