AN ALCOHOL-free networking event is set to take place in Falmouth this month after a team-up between the founders of several local community organisations.
The Sober Soiree, believed to be Cornwall’s first totally sober networking event, will be taking place on January 14, with all profits from the night being split between charities Georgia’s Voice and ManDown.
Organisers include the founder of Georgia’s Voice, Sophie Alway, Co-founder of ManDown Ross Jackson Hicks, self-development coach Johnny Lawrence, and Malachy Dunne, founder of Lifetime therapy centre.
A spokesperson for the Sober Soiree said: “When people realise that they want or need to change their relationship with alcohol it can be a difficult and complicated realisation and can feel impossible.
“In those early days, weeks and months it can feel lonely, isolating and ostracising.
“This is what many people experience, alcohol is the only drug that feels as if it must be justified to not consume.
“This is why a sober community is important. Even though we are sober, we were still surprised at the level of interest and people that were sober that have felt like they had to hide.
“Society has begun to embrace different lifestyle choices and now is the time to make going alcohol-free long-term or just for the evening an accepted, welcomed and catered for choice.
“Even if you are not sober or planning to go sober, please consider coming along for the experience.
“There will be alcohol-free drinks, comedy, food, music and lots of fun people to meet.”