Giving up drinking may seem a bit extreme to some, but for one Morley fundraiser, helping a child’s dream come true is definitely worth it.
Stephen Gaughan, of Cross Peel Street, decided that this year he would do something to raise money for charity, but wanted a good challenge - so gave up drinking alcohol for the whole of 2014.
The dad of two is hoping to raise as much money as possible to help children’s charity Dreams Come True, a charity that helps sick children realise their dreams, whatever they may be.
Steve said:“A race night will be held at Leeds Irish Centre on York Road, which has covered the cost of the race, on Saturday August 30, which will send me over my target of £2,000, so that will be fantastic.
“I also registered for the Great North Run on September 7 and the Chester Marathon on October 5. I’ve never run any half or full marathons before and I don’t particularly like running, but thought why not! So I joined a gym and started running - two stone later and a few rubber hamstrings later, I’m almost ready to race. I’ve raised £1,733 so far with more promised if I succeed in not drinking.”