Axminster woman quits alcohol to ‘stand up to cancer’
PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:04 10 February 2015
An Axminster woman is giving up booze to help knock cancer off its feet.
Rebecca Sims, 27, who works at Paul’s Bakery in Seaton, is quitting alcohol for 100 days in a bid to raise £500 for medical research.
She told the Herald: “Every year I spend time dedicated to raise money for Help for Heroes or Cancer Research UK.
“Two years ago I did the Dryathlon, giving up alcohol for the month of January, and this Christmas I decided I would do it again but with a twist.
“Relatives and friends have been sadly taken or struck by cancer and in 2014 we saw Cancer Research Uk’s message ‘Stand up to Cancer’ and I thought, that’s it, I’m going to!
“With kind donations we are making a difference and bringing forward the day when all cancers are cured.”
Rebecca says after nearly 40 days of abstinence she is doing really well.
“I feel really good for giving it up, but most of all I feel great for being a part of making a difference for a great cause.”
Rebecca is also planning to raise money for Cancer Research UK through selling cakes at Paul’s Bakery from today (Wednesday, February 4) until Saturday.
She is also organising a coffee and cake morning at Cloakham Lawns, in Axminster, a raffle and is hopefully taking part in a sponsored 5k run.
In a message to her supporters she added: “Thank you so much to the wonderful people who have donated and I hope others can help me reach my target of £500.”
To contribute, visit Rebecca’s donation page at https://www.justgiving.com/Rebecca-Sims-dryathlete2015/ or Text SIMS66 and your donation to 70070
There is also a charity box at Paul’s Bakery in Seaton.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.