Women in Drink Link month challenge

Challenge: The girls are switching to orange juice for the month to take part in the nation wide study.
Challenge: The girls are switching to orange juice for the month to take part in the nation wide study.

Three Fraserburgh women are taking part in a Scotland wide, no alcohol April challenge in support of local association DRiNKLiNK. 

DRiNKLiNK was formed in January by ex-Fraserburgh Academy pupil, Stacey Summers, 25, and aims to promote supportive information to people affected by alcohol misuse.

Stacey said: “The association is still in its early stages but we are bound by constitution, have a working board and a team of over 100 volunteers behind us to make DRiNKLiNK a reality.

“To take us one step closer to achieving charity status, we recently submitted a report which gauges the feasibility of a website and information hub for those impacted by alcohol misuse.

“Within a survey conducted as part of this report it was revealed that 96% of the 175 participants felt that despite alcohol playing a big part of the Scottish culture, there is a general lack of understanding and empathy towards those who are looking to give it up - Especially when they fail

“In an aim to test how difficult it is to give up alcohol and to assess the affects an alcohol free month has on our body, social life and bank balance, 7 volunteers, including myself, have opted to take the no alcohol April challenge.”

People are taking part from all over Scotland to allow the study to assess whether geographical location affects the volume of alcohol temptation.

Ashleigh Pirie (Aberdeen), Dawn Marie Roy (Fraserburgh), Gina McLennan (Lossiemouth), Julie Withers (Thurso), Kimberley Thomson (Fraserburgh), Nadia Geddes (Peterhead) and Stacey Summers are all set to take on the challenge.