Go Sober For October: Everything You Need To Know in 2023

Go Sober For October: Everything You Need To Know in 2023

October is famous for many things Halloween likely being the one everyone remembers. But there is also the Sober for October campaign, now if you have never heard of this don’t worry we’ll be looking at everything you need to know.

What is Go Sober For October?

Go Sober For October is a month-long campaign designed to help people go sober for the month. It really is all in the name, there are numerous ways you can get involved and the whole campaign is designed to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

When Did it Start?

Go Sober For October is a UK- based campaign that was based around the Australian non-profit fundraiser Ocsober. The campaign first started in 2013 and quickly grew very popular especially across social media.

How Do You Start?

There are really two different ways to start the Sober For October campaign. You can simply challenge yourself and make use of the resources from Macmillan to help or you can officially join the campaign using the website. Simply follow this link if you’d like to sign-up.

If you opt to sign-up for the campaign you’ll be able to create your own fundraising page which will have a unique URL. People will then be able to use this page to sponsor you so you can raise money for Macmillan directly online. Individuals can join but so can groups/ teams of people as well.

Is Go Sober For October Still Going Ahead?

Well, we are sharing this blog so you can likely surmise that it is! However, this year’s Sober For October campaign is going to be a little different due to COVID-19. Because this year has been quite difficult already the campaign is a little more flexible.

This year when signing up for the Sober For October campaign you can choose from three options. You can choose to stay sober for 14, 21, or 31 days so things are a little more flexible when it comes to the time-frame involved.

What Resources Are Available?

Trying to go sober can be difficult even if you only have the occasional drink suddenly cutting it out can be quite the challenge. That is why there are numerous different resources available on the Sober For October website.

Should I Take Part In Go Sober For October?

Well, this is really up to you, but we think the vast majority of people will find it a very fulfilling challenge. You’ll be raising money for a good cause, improve your health and it can give you something to focus on. Which during these difficult times can be invaluable in and of itself. You can still socialise and there are plenty of non-alcoholic options to enjoy.

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