Sugar Free February
February 2020

Jo takes on Sugar Free February

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Joanna Horton

Total raised


+ £36.25 Gift Aid

177 Complete
177% of £100.00 target

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I'm giving up sugar this February for Cancer Research UK, please support me.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Anyone who's met me will know that I am obsessed with cake - eating it, baking it, even just looking at pictures of it. I am also partial to the odd chocolate bar and on festive occasions have been known to polish off an entire chocolate orange or Easter egg before breakfast. I had thought that discovering I was intolerant to both dairy and eggs last year would diminish my love affair with all things sugary. Not a chance. I have simply become obsessed with (and largely succeeded in) finding good vegan alternatives to chocolate and cake to feed my addiction. Over the month of December I managed to gain an impressive 9lbs without the aid of cheese or alcohol. That's a lot of vegan mince pies.

But enough is enough. This February, I will be ditching the sweet stuff and giving up refined/added sugar for the whole month to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This includes chocolate, cake, biscuits, sweets, sugary desserts, sugary drinks (including fruit juice) and the random things they add sugar to like ketchup, bread and cereal (and gravy granules...who knew?). I'm not including fruit in this as it has other health benefits and, quite frankly, I've never found myself suffering from an insatiable urge to binge-eat ten apples in one sitting.

As well as making my life a lot healthier and my jeans less tight, every penny makes a huge difference to vital cancer research. Please help me conquer my cravings and show your support with a donation to my page.

Latest updates





Money from bake sale





+£5.00 Gift Aid

Colin and Sue Horton



+£6.25 Gift Aid

This is a good start, Jo. We might follow your example, slightly (well, very slightly!).


Sarah & John Glahome



+£6.25 Gift Aid

Katy Cooper



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Amazing! I definitely couldn’t do this.....


Jonathan Glahome



+£6.25 Gift Aid

Total raised£177.00



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