Scaffolder gives up the drinking to help Cancer Research UK



A Bath scaffolder has kicked off a charity fundraising campaign encouraging people to banish the booze throughout January. reported that Nathan Robson, 29, from Larkhall, has pledged to swap pint glasses for teacups to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The charity’s latest fundraising campaign, Dryathlon, challenges people to get sponsored to give up drink for January.

Nathan is receiving support from his workmates at Bulldog Scaffolding Services, who have each pledged £20 towards his teetotal challenge.

He said: “I’m hoping that dropping the drink might improve my fitness and especially help with work.”The Dryathlon is going to be a massive challenge as I really enjoy a few drinks with the lads after work. But it’s for such a worthwhile cause so I’m determined to stay committed throughout the whole of January.

Nathan added: “My family have been touched by cancer, sadly losing someone we love, and the lads at work all know someone so this was the least we could do to help support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.”

Karen Davis, the charity’s spokeswoman for Bath, said: “We’re thrilled that the guys are teaming up with the charity for our Dryathlon campaign. “Nathan is going to need plenty of resolve to make it through January, especially in the face of the light-hearted ribbing he’s anticipating from his mates.

“We’ll be supporting our Dryathletes the whole way, by providing lots of motivational tips via our website and social media channels.”It may be tricky for some to stay on the wagon but we have faith in the Bath public and believe they have what it takes to succeed.”

To sign up to Dryathlon visit