Join a sober Oc­to­ber

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Footy Finals 2015 -




The Bache-

“Go­ing to events and be­ing so­cial was all but im­pos­si­ble with­out a bit of liq­uid courage.

“Now I have other things I think are more im­por­tant and I don’t look at a month with­out wine and cock­tails as such a big deal.”

All money raised dur­ing Oc­sober goes to Life Ed­u­ca­tion, an or­gan­i­sa­tion teach­ing Aus­tralian chil­dren how to en­joy a healthy lifestyle.

Visit Life Ed­u­ca­tion at www.lifee­d­u­ca­ to sign up for Oc­sober.

SHE didn’t win Tim Ro­bards’ heart on sea­son one of

but Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent Ashlee Crabbe will win at healthy liv­ing this Oc­to­ber when she takes part in Oc­sober.

Other than rais­ing aware­ness about the af­fects of al­co­hol, Ms Crabbe said par­tic­i­pants could also en­joy other po­ten­tial ben­e­fits from a month off al­co­hol, in­clud­ing feel­ing health­ier and fit­ter, weight loss and the chance to en­joy Sun­day morn­ings again.

“I be­lieve more and more Aus­tralians are mov­ing away from the belief that drink­ing is just part of our cul­ture, and it is be­com­ing so­cially ac­cept­able to turn down that ex­tra glass of wine,” she said.

“A year or two ago, around the time I was on

I would have thought giv­ing up al­co­hol for a month was im­pos­si­ble.

Ashlee Crabbe has signed up for Oc­sober.

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