I've just signed up to GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER, the charity initiative raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. My mother, father and sister all died of cancer within six years and during this traumatic time the support provided by Macmillan's specialist nurses was simply incredible. I don't know where we would have been without them.
So to help raise some cash and awareness, many of us have already elected to join this scheme. It's healthy, it doesn't involve getting on a bike or running unconscionable distances in the rain - and if you bear in mind that I am a >journalist<, you will recognise that it's not as much of a doddle as it sounds.
You can help in many ways. You can sponsor me (page here) or you can join in.
WE HAVE NOW FORMED TEAM JDCMB. All you need to do is sign up as an individual here, and then add yourself to our team effort here.
And remember - we start TOMORROW. Not a drop until 1 November. Go for it.
Thanks so much,