Go dry for charity

Dry January will make a difference to you as you save money, feel great and look fabulous - but it can make a difference to others too, as you can raise money for or donate to charity.

Give what you save

Lots of people who do Dry January find that they save money by not drinking, and you might decide to donate some of what you save to Alcohol Change UK, to support our work to reduce the harm caused by alcohol in the UK. Every day 20 people in the UK die as a result of their drinking, and the impact of alcohol doesn't stop there - it affects families, communities, and in fact our whole society. Find out more about our work.

Get sponsored

The other way to make your Dry January make a difference is by getting sponsored for your dry month. You could add in extra challenges, like a 5k run. You'll definitely find training easier with no alcohol in your system!

You can fundraise for Alcohol Change UK and one of our four partner charities - Action for Children, Breast Cancer Now, the British Liver Trust and Crisis. All of these charities work on issues closely related to alcohol harm.

  • Action for Children: From before they are born until they are into their twenties, Action for Children help disadvantaged children across the UK. We’re partnering with Dry January to support young people and families tackling alcohol misuse.
  • Breast Cancer Now: One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and women who regularly drink alcohol are at increased risk of getting the disease. Breast Cancer Now is partnering with Dry January help women to cut down on alcohol and reduce their risk of breast cancer.
  • British Liver Trust: The British Liver Trust is the largest UK liver charity for adults and leads the fight against liver disease and cancer. We’re partnering with Dry January because alcohol is the leading cause of liver disease in the UK and we need to encourage more people to reduce their alcohol intake.
  • Crisis: Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness, and campaign for the social changes needed to solve it altogether. We know that together we can end homelessness.

Sign up for Dry January and set up your fundraising page now!

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