Last drinks called for fundraiser

04:06, Jul 05 2013

Palmerston North man Scott McIntosh is giving up drinking alcohol this month and it's all for a good cause.

Dry July is a non-profit organisation raising money for adults with cancer through people giving up alcohol for the month.

After the success of its debut last year the scheme has gone national in 2013.

"I heard about the organisation and charity and thought that it would also be a good thing to do on a personal level," Mr McIntosh said.

There were also the health benefits of not drinking for a month, he said.

"I'm getting a little older and the hangovers are getting a little worse."

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Mr McIntosh has two young daughters and it would be easier to do things with them on Sundays without a hangover to contend with.

He said so far the challenge had been easy, although the weekends would be harder.

Mr McIntosh, whose parents own the Celtic, said being involved in the pub scene added to the challenge.

"But I'm quite determined and good at achieving goals."

Manawatu Standard