Ban on booze

Padthaway Football and Netball Club s Kara lang (left), Kieron Hicks and Stacey Day went on a booze-free month to raise funds for Dry July.

Padthaway Football and Netball Club s Kara lang (left), Kieron Hicks and Stacey Day went on a booze-free month to raise funds for Dry July.

A TRIO from the Padthaway Lions have banned themselves from the booze this month.

Footballer Kieron Hicks teamed up with netballers Kara Lang and Stacey Day to participate in Dry July and raise much needed funds for adults living with cancer.

The three said it had been fairly easy going without alcohol from Monday to Friday but it proved to be a bit more of a struggle on the weekends.

"With many social events on at the football club we have definitely found it challenging to sit on the outside with a glass of water and watch everyone enjoy a beverage or two," Stacey told the Herald.

"Within saying that, it has been a great opportunity for us to run a taxi service for everyone at the club."

The three temporary teetotallers have been charging people $10 for a safe ride home with all funds going to the campaign.

Kieron was the first to raise the idea of signing up for Dry July - mainly to prove a point to his mates who didn't think he could last a whole month without a beer.

Kara and Stacey then decided to join him for support and to encourage others to jump on the bandwagon.

"We all know of someone who has suffered from cancer and we realised this is an easy way to make our small contribution and help them out," Stacey said.

"All support has been fantastic and we greatly appreciate it."

In the end they each managed to last the 31 days raised over $800 collectively.

Donations are still being taken until August 31 and can be made by visiting https://au.dryjuly.com/team/lionsgodryforjuly.

All money raised from Dry July goes towards improving the well-being of adult cancer patients by creating better services and environments for them and their families.

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