DRY IN JULY: Bartender Sam Heydon pours a glass of water for Dry July participant Mel Taber at the Home Hotel yesterday. Picture: Addison Hamilton DRY IN JULY: Bartender Sam Heydon pours a glass of water for Dry July participant Mel Taber yesterday at the Home Tavern. Picture: Addison Hamilton
MEL Taber is a woman standing by her commitments.
As the halfway point of Dry July passed at the weekend, the 21-year-old still hasn’t had a drop of alcohol.
Taking part in the Dry July campaign for the second year in a row, Mel said it was the drinking culture she experienced during her final year of university that inspired her to give up alcohol for a month.
“I just realised that I was always socialising with my friends in bars, and it’s all anyone ever wanted to do,” Mel said.
“I decided to get involved so I could think up more creative ways to spend my time and change things up a bit.”
Mel said the experiment gave her more energy and made her take more of an interest in health and fitness.
“You realise it’s hard to sit in a bar and only drink water,” she said.
“But it’s difficult to find alternatives – you can’t get a coffee at 5pm on Sunday anywhere in the city except McDonald’s.”
Mel said while this year donations have eased a bit, she had still raised about $200.
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