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Post by hampo17 Mon 01 Sep 2014, 12:45 pm

I'm doing Sober October, appreciate any donations that you can give, all go towards a great cause! Just set up my page today so if you want to donate feel free.

https://gosober.org.uk/profile/paulhampton

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Post by Davie Mon 01 Sep 2014, 8:24 pm

Grow a moustache or pour iced water over your head. Then donate yourself. Compassion fatigue - (c) Bob Geldof - is setting in

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Post by hampo17 Mon 01 Sep 2014, 8:25 pm

I always donate anyway, always good to get involved in this kind of thing as well thumbsup

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Post by CFCNick Mon 01 Sep 2014, 8:57 pm

Davie wrote:Grow a moustache or pour iced water over your head. Then donate yourself. Compassion fatigue - (c) Bob Geldof - is setting in

Iced being the important word. Too many people only have the ice in the water for 5 seconds. You're supposed to let it sit a few minutes and do it's thing.

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Post by RDuncan8 Mon 01 Sep 2014, 10:11 pm

Worst thing I've ever heard.

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Post by hampo17 Mon 01 Sep 2014, 10:14 pm

Thanks for your support thumbsup picard

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Post by RDuncan8 Mon 01 Sep 2014, 11:28 pm

Sorry but giving money for someone not to have a pint? Nope. Just have the pint and donate some money or donate the money you would save by not having a drink.

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Post by hampo17 Mon 01 Sep 2014, 11:47 pm

It's not just about that is it. It's about donating money to cancer and they are just think of new ways to get it done, like Movember, how much do you think that raises each year? Or this ALS challenge?

I can actually say hand on heart after the last few months I've had this will genuinely be a challenge for me, only a few on here know what I've been through and what has happened has made me hit the bottle quite hard so this isn't just someone not having a pint.

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Post by Jimpy Tue 02 Sep 2014, 1:47 pm

RDuncan8 wrote:Sorry but giving money for someone not to have a pint? Nope. Just have the pint and donate some money or donate the money you would save by not having a drink.

Its not just about the money, its about the well being of the individual undertaking the abstinence too, sort of a win win.

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Post by super_realist Tue 02 Sep 2014, 2:28 pm

I like donating to charity, but only when the person collecting does something which inconveniences them, is difficult to achieve or is in some way, noble, admirable or challenging.

Not having a pint for a month isn't really much of an effort, though I wish you luck anyway in gaining sponsorship.


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Post by hampo17 Tue 02 Sep 2014, 2:36 pm

As I said earlier, for me at the moment it isn't just not having a pint. I have been suffering with depression since the start of the year which in turn has led to issues at home, including heavy drinking. I can assure you that this will not be easy, I appreciate that I should have put this at the start of my post as I previously said, only a handful of people on this site no what's happened.

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Post by NickisBHAFC Tue 02 Sep 2014, 2:50 pm

I'm 100% donating. I wouldn't be able to do a week let a known a month! Good luck lad!

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Post by super_realist Tue 02 Sep 2014, 3:16 pm

Good luck then Hampo

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Post by Driver Wed 03 Sep 2014, 12:04 am

I done dry January this year , really tough! Lol.

I'm setting up my account for this now.
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Post by Driver Wed 03 Sep 2014, 12:09 am

Just set it up.

https://www.gosober.org.uk/profile/mikedriver


Will donate to yours in the morning matey 

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Post by hampo17 Wed 03 Sep 2014, 12:18 am

Cheers buddy thumbsup

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Post by aja424 Mon 08 Sep 2014, 10:15 am

hampo171 wrote:As I said earlier, for me at the moment it isn't just not having a pint. I have been suffering with depression since the start of the year which in turn has led to issues at home, including heavy drinking. I can assure you that this will not be easy, I appreciate that I should have put this at the start of my post as I previously said, only a handful of people on this site no what's happened.

I have family whom have and continue to live with depression, and am currently a student mental health nurse and work with people daily suffering from depression. Good luck with the cause and your journey to recovery, and don't feel you have to explain yourself to anyone mate. OK

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