If you’re not one to shy away from a challenge and want to instil empowerment in the youth of today by showing them how to free their willpower, all the while raising funds for Life Education to do so, then Ocsober is for you!
Many a child (and adult no less) will recognise Life Education’s giraffe mascot, Healthy Harold – he’s a regular visitor in schools all around Australia, enthusiastically sharing the message of making healthy choices with our children – and now he has a request for us adults. Ocsober is run by Life Education and asks adults to pledge 31 days of sobriety for the month of October and along the way raise money to enable Life Education to teach kids about the importance both of discovering and utilising their own will power.
Living in a country with a strong drinking persona, saying ‘no’ to alcohol for a full 31 days will undoubtedly take quite a bit of self control but know that each time you flex your will power muscle, it gets stronger. Ask your nearest and dearest for their sponsorship and why not even challenge your group of friends and family to do the same and sign up, all money raised goes straight back into charity and the very program that will inevitably instill awareness of will power in our children – and maybe, just maybe the next generation might be the one to rid Australia of its drinking stigma. You won’t be alone in your pledge, there’s a bunch of awesome and well known ambassadors on board in delivering the will power message and you can connect with other participants across social medias using hashtags #ocsober and #FreeWillPower.
As parents we understand the weeks are long but instead of thinking about how much you’d love a glass of wine on balmy spring evening, prove to yourself and those around you, you don’t need alcohol to relax and enjoy life. Turn your attention towards enjoying that beautiful spring weather with a picnic at the park or beach and listening to the kids tales about their day. Saying no to alcohol will of course have other effects such as the body being less sluggish and more money left in your pocket, celebrate it with a nice family dinner out, a weekend away over the October long weekend or reinvest it in jobs that need doing at home such as painting or even planting an edible garden for the whole family to enjoy far beyond October.
Head on over to the Ocsober website to sign up and raise money by cutting out alcohol this October. Once registered, you can easily invite family and friends to sponsor you online and their are loads of fundraising tips at hand. Create your own team fundraising page and take on Ocsober with a group of friends, family or work colleagues for some competitive fun with benefits!
(This post is sponsored by Life Education Australia)