"I took part in Dry July in honour of my dad Steve, who I lost to Stage 4 bowel cancer at the beginning of June 2022. Dad was diagnosed in May 2020 at the height of the pandemic, and while we thought treatment was extremely successful at first, the cancer had other ideas and it was a very tough two years for us both.

I loved to have a drink with my dad, whether it was over dinner or in celebration of something, and from our travels together he perfected a number of delicious cocktails which he would make for me at home. Knowing I'll never get to have another drink with my dad makes me incredibly sad.

Dad was so young when he passed away, and the impact his death has had on me is profound. So I want to do whatever I can to prevent another family from going through what we did." ~ Lauren.

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