Why Take Part in Dry January at Work?

Dry January provides a great way for the office to come together and try to achieve something that's good for them, the company and can help important causes across the country.

It's also a great way to socialise with the people you work with. These are the people you spend the majority of your life with, so you shouldn't need alcohol to be yourself with them. And who knows, you might discover new things in common, have more fun, and even keep up the socialising after the month is finished.

There are so many ways to get involved and fundraise. Maybe you could...

  • Get sponsored to take the month off booze and get your company to match everything you raise?
  • Have a bake sale - with all the calories saved on booze, you deserve a treat. Not much of a baker? Do a coffee/pastry run and charge a £2 delivery fee, with the extra going to us.
  • Hold a company bowling competition - charge an entry fee, buy a prize for the winner and donate the rest you've raised. Who knows, you might even keep it up after the month.
  • Have a dress down day - embrace the relaxed approach to your month by wearing your dressing gown to work, or show off your newfound energy and embrace the lycra.
  • Set up a mocktail stand - charge people a small amount to come and learn how to make delicious drinks that still leave you fresh the next morning, or sell them for a small donation.

Why Should Businesses Get Involved?

Dry January is a great opportunity for workplaces. So much can come from the team taking a month off booze together.

  • More energy leading to better performance
  • Reduced absenteeism and lost productivity from alcohol, which are estimated to cost businesses £7.3bn each year
  • Social ties between employees that aren't based around just drinking.
  • A greater understanding of your legal responsibilities as an employer
  • The ability to raise money for Alcohol Concern and your choice of over 12,000 charities.

Download a copy of the Dry January Workplace Pack here, or send us an email and we'd be happy to help.