I anticipate that this particular entry will make me rather unpopular, yet what is the point of having an opinion and a blog and not marrying the two, neh? This isn't meant to offend, it's merely an explanation of my personal take on this, to which I'm entitled to.
Many of you may be partaking in the recent 'Dry January' bandwagon for charity. This entry is about why I'm not sponsoring you.
I commend your intent to raise money for charity, I do. However, if you want sponsoring for something, I'm afraid you have to do something that is worthy of being sponsored for. Run a marathon, climb a mountain, bungee jump, shave off your hair there's a multitude of challenging acts and feats you could do. Not consuming alcohol for a month, quite frankly, isn't one of them. Am I the only person who thinks this is somewhat lame? If it is such a difficulty to not consume alcohol for one measly month then perhaps it's not the monetary kind of sponsorship you should be looking for. It strikes me as a rather egotistical choice of event to demand sponsoring for. I'd not sponsor someone for giving up smoking, giving up drugs or losing weight either. These are all things that if you're willing to request sponsorship for, suggest that they're a problem for you and Charity should not be your excuse to sort it out. You should be your own excuse.
Raising money for charity shouldn't be about you. It should be about the Charity and raising both money and awareness for it. Sponsorship should be for doing something challenging. Not drinking alcohol, really shouldn't be a challenge for you.
So here's an idea, if you're genuinely worried bout your alcohol consumption see your doctor. If you just think it's a cute bandwagon to jump on then why not just flat out donate what YOU would normally spend on alcohol, direct to Charity?
So yes, I think it's terribly good of you to want to raise money for charity, yet until I see something that's actually worthy of sponsoring i'll stick to just merely straight out donating direct.