Think about ‘Sober Savings’ says Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds is asking people to think how they would spend an extra £60 in Alcohol Awareness Week.

Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 3-9 July 2023. The campaign called ‘Sober Savings’ highlights that someone who drinks two alcoholic drinks a day is spending around £60 a week on alcohol.*

Forward Leeds Service Manager James Barrie said:

“We want people to think about something positive or rewarding they could do with an extra £60 each week. Nationally the theme of Alcohol Awareness Week is ‘alcohol and cost’.

“We’re not telling people to stop drinking, we’re asking them to consider if there are other things they would like to spend some of that money on.”

For the campaign Forward Leeds will be sharing ideas from people in Leeds as to what they would like to spend £60 on across their social media accounts in Alcohol Awareness Week.

The service will also be at a number of events across Leeds during Alcohol Awareness Week including the Hamara Centre on Tempest Road in Beeston on Friday 7 July.

If you would like information, advice or support around your alcohol use you can contact Forward Leeds on (0113) 887 2477 or visit


This post is based on a press release issued by Forward Leeds


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