The Benefits for You

A month off alcohol can make a real difference – just some of the benefits people have experienced are:

  • Weight loss
  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Clearer skin
  • Time – no more hangovers to sleep off!
  • The sense of achievement for finishing your month
  • The stats show most people drink less booze even after the month is over!
  • The realisation that you’re actually just as awesome without the alcohol

And think of all the money you’ll save (the average person spends £50,000 on booze in their lifetime!)

It’s a pretty impressive list. If we could come up with a new health supplement or discovered a superfood that had all those benefits, we’d be millionaires. But instead we aim to offer the help, advice and encouragement to let you get these benefits yourself, all for free.

The Benefits for Others

But you’re not just doing some good for yourself, you’re part of a movement of millions of people looking to improve the lives of those around them too. You’re helping to create a culture of happiness, confidence and health that achieves far more good than just the break from booze.

Plus, did you know those who make a public commitment to fundraise are drastically more likely to complete the whole month? That means you’re more likely to get all those shiny benefits. There are many different ways to fundraise, so join the 2 million people who tried cutting out last year and find the idea that’s right for you. And of course ask friends and family to join you, the more of you there are, the more exciting days out you’ll be filling your diary with!

This year you can fundraise for over 11,000 charities, thanks to your fundraising partners, Virgin Money Giving.

If you are fundraising for another charity or through your workplace you can link up your individual fundraising page through the campaigns set of your Virgin Money Giving login. To do this:

  • Log into their fundraising account
  • Select ‘edit page’
  • On the section titled "Campaigns" there will be a dropdown mentioning all available campaigns they can link to based on the charities they are fundraising for.
  • Select Dry January from the list, and select join. 

Set up your fundraising page here.