Booze ban for cancer cash

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A man has given up alcohol for a month to raise money for a cancer charity.

Stuart Jackson, 40, of Horley, is taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon in honour of his mother who died from the disease in 2012.

He took part in the pledge last year after travelling to New Zealand to say goodbye to her.

Stuart said: “I wore the Dryathlon wristband which really helped as it reminded me what I was doing and why, and it helped other people see that I was taking part.”

He celebrated his birthday on December 30 and believes going teetotal will be perfect start to his 40s.

Stuart added: “Taking part in Dryathlon was a very positive experience, that’s why I’d like to encourage other people to do it – to help fund research and help more people survive.” For more information, visit