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Drinkers in Enfield urged to go dry for Alcohol Concern
Drinkers are being called to give up booze for a month as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of alcohol consumption.
The Dry January campaign, launched by Alcohol Concern, aims to highlight the problems of excessive drinking and to raise money for charity.
Enfield Borough Council has backed the campaign and is offering support to those willing to sign up.
Councillor Christine Hamilton, cabinet member for public health, said: “This is a really good way for people to have a healthy start to the New Year.
“We’re really encouraging people in Enfield to get involved and myself and other councillors will be signing up to the challenge.
“This is really aimed at social drinkers who enjoy the occasional drink but may not be aware of the damage they can do to themselves even with small amounts of alcohol.”
Alcohol Concern aims to get people to have a healthy start to the year after the excesses of the festive period.
The charity is also calling on people collect sponsorship from friends and family for the 31 days to raise money for its projects around the country.
Those interested in signing up to the campaign can do so by visiting www.dryjanuary.org.uk