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Its one thing to challenge your mates to have a month off the drink it’s a whole other thing to start a national initiative and charity fund-raising event.
But 10 years ago that’s what today’s guest embarked on. Brett MacDonald was one of three British back-packers travelling through Sydney who all decided to have a month off alcohol after a few solid months of partying. Through building a website, linking it to fund-raising for cancer organisations and with the backing of a national radio presenter Adam Spencer, in 2008 Dry July was born.
Here we are in July 2018 and same of you listening across Australia and NZ may have signed up to Dry July . It’s something I’ve embarked on this year and I’m excited about the social experiment and the importance of raising much needed funds for cancer care (my Dad is currently going through cancer treatment so if you'd love to support me in this month away from the booze Prostate Cancer Foundation would love your support - jump on here).
This is a fascinating conversation with Brett about his drive for change, the way that Dry July has needed to evolve and stay relevant, and his international ambition to utilise a new platform for fund-raising.
P.S If you think it’s too late to be involved in Dry July, then you’re wrong. It’s never too late to start. So make sure you jump onto the website, commit to raising some funds, even $50 is great, get ready for a month of no hangovers.