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Dryvember challenges sports and fitness clubs... read more
If you've read the news this last week, you'll have seen that sporty people tend to drink more after exercise, it's sociable to pop down to the pub and share a pint or two, you've earnt it! However,you may have also seen that athletes who swapped their alcoholic drink for an alcohol free beer both before and after their sporting events (runners and cyclists) put less stress on their hearts and suffered less respiratory infections than those who drank normal beer or other drinks! so what better reason to swop to a non alcoholic beer or to suitably lower sugar soft drinks in #dryember? You'll be supporting a great cause too, helping kids stay safe around alcohol through the work of The Alcohol Education Trust. This campaign is to support 25,000 kids in 100 schools with the talkaboutalcohol programme You can sign up http://www.alcoholeducationtrust.org/dryvember/sign-up-now/ for a marathon of 26 days (4 days off for special occasions) or a half marathon, or text an #alcofreeselfie and a donation by texting DRY to 70660! Please help us spread the word!
Our Dryvember Christmas PREtox challenge is launched... read more
Knowing that December is full of boozy Christmas parties, late nights and celebrations, why not give your body a good ‘pretox’ and take a break from the booze this November to prepare yourself for the festive season?! By taking on the challenge you’re sure to look your best and slip into that cocktail dress a little easier, or tighten a notch on your belt while saving a few quid. You’ll then be on top form for the festive season – The challenge will help you save up for it too. You can try a week during Alcohol Awareness Week (17th - 23rd November) a half marathon of 13 days or the full monty of 26 days! We’ve allowed you a couple of days to fall off the wagon if it helps so you don’t miss out on special occasions. The money you donate will help The Alcohol Education Trust make a real difference in schools across Britain – we train teachers, reach out to parents and support pupils aged 11- 18 with the Talk About Alcohol programme. Please visit http://dryvember.com
Our vision is for young people to enter adulthood having a healthy relationship with alcohol. We engage pupils before they begin drinking, help them build resilience skills, know how to avoid risky situations and learn how to look after themselves and each other. The average age of a first whole drink in the UK is age 13 - far too young, and usually at home.
School is the one place where we can reach almost every child across the UK. We help schools deliver effective alcohol education to 11 – 18 year olds, provide teacher training as well as an outreach to parents... Read more
Where our programme was in place, just 8% of pupils took up drinking over the 18 months from year 8 to the end of year 9 compared to 20% following other programmes... Read more
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Many parents feel lost and confused when talking to their children about alcohol. How can you help them deal with peer pressure and stay safe? What UK laws exist relating toyoung people and alcohol. To find out more, click here