Go teetotal and help Norwich alcohol charity
Norwich-based Christian alcohol and drugs charity, the Matthew Project, is challenging local people to go teetotal for a week in January to help support its work.
Some Matthew Project staff and supporters will be joining in Teetotal Week from January 19 to 25, explained Media & Fundraising Manager, Sharon Hulbert.
“Now that Christmas and the New Year festivities have come to an end, many of us are feeling like we have truly over indulged, so why not join in with Teetotal Week by giving up alcohol for a week and donate what you’ve saved to the Matthew Project. Your donation will help the charity support people across Norfolk and into Suffolk, who are affected by alcohol and drug issues and educate young people about the effects of substance misuse.
“Not only will you be making a difference to others, but also you’ll have a chance to lose weight and feel better.”
Matthew Project CEO, Paul Martin, who will be taking part, said: “Even if you do not drink much, often we have more at Christmas and the New Year so you do feel like a fresh start in January. It is good to know that by not drinking alcohol, even if for a week, it will help me be healthy. So I am very happy to support our Teetotal Week by making a donation. I hope you will join me and do the same for The Matthew Project."
To add your donation to Teetotal Week please send in your cheque, made payable to The Matthew Project, to: Teetotal Week, The Matthew Project, Nedeham House, 22 St Stephens Road, Norwich NR1 3QU or donate on-line www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/teetotalweek
Please note that this should not be attempted by anyone with an alcohol dependency problem.
Pictured above are some Matthew Project staff who will be taking part in Teetotal Week.