Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

They've Emptied Their Beer Fridge in Dry July; Father and Daughter Step Up to Challenge of Alcohol-Free Month

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

They've Emptied Their Beer Fridge in Dry July; Father and Daughter Step Up to Challenge of Alcohol-Free Month

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

To help

If you would like to make a donation to Dry July head to dryjuly.com

And if you want to sponsor Ray Shaw, simply type in CyRay ShawC[yen] in the search option on the Dry July website and follow the prompts.

THE secret to surviving Dry July is to empty out your beer fridge before you start.

C[pounds sterling]But you have to leave one beer in the fridge, and that one is for on the first day of August,C[yen] Dry July participant Ray Shaw joked.

The charismatic 52-year-old is again participating in Dry July, and this year he has talked his 21-year-old daughter into giving up alcohol for a month as well.

The annual event raises money and awareness for cancer by encouraging people to avoid drinking alcohol for the month of July.

Participants often notice an improvement in their health Co simply by removing alcohol from their diet for 31 days.

C[pounds sterling]I always lose a bit of weight. …

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