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Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge. Sign up. Save money. Feel great.

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK.

The rules

  1. No alcohol from when you wake up on New Year's Day until 1 February.

... And that's all!

We don't sell Golden Tickets to give you a day off. If you decide to have a drink, that's totally up to you. A drier January is still something to be proud of, and your body will thank you!

But if you can make it through the month alcohol-free, you'll get bigger benefits. The biggest benefit of all is that you'll see you don't need alcohol to have fun, go out, stay in, relax or do anything else you might associate with drinking. And knowing that will help you take control of your drinking year-round.

Why do Dry January?

Taking part in Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. Read more about why doing Dry January is a good idea.

But does it work?


Cancer in Salford

Cancer is a common condition. Doctors predict that almost half of us will get some type of cancer during our lifetime. In Salford, over 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Spotting the signs and getting diagnosed early can make all the difference. The sooner cancer is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment. It’s important for you to know what to look out for and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer.


Who to contact

Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Information and support centre
Salford Royal Hospital
Stott Lane
M6 8HD

Tel: 0161 206 1455
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Confidential information, advice and support to anyone affected by cancer in Salford.

Visit the website

Macmillan Cancer Support Line

Tel: 0808 808 00 00
Mon - Fri 9am-8pm

Free national helpline with specialist advisors providing emotional and practical support on a range of issues for anyone affected by cancer.

Find out more

Macmillan Solutions Volunteer Service

Audacious Church
Trinity Way
M3 7BB

Tel: 0161 830 7000
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Practical and emotional support from volunteers for people affected by cancer.

Visit the website


Langworthy Cornerstone
451 Liverpool Street
M6 5QQ

Tel: 0845 123 23 29
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer and life-limiting illnesses.

Visit the website

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