For 40 days (and long nights), Woking Football Club manager Dowse and assistant manager Ian Dyer will be giving up alcohol to raise money for local charity Cherry Trees.
Cherry Trees is a small charity providing exceptional home-from-home specialist short breaks/respite for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments. Founded in 1980 by a group of parents and doctors, Cherry Trees is a lifeline for the families of more than 100 children and young people who are regularly cared for here, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks stay.
Dowse commented: "After some of the Cherry Trees children came to visit our club I was persuaded to help them because I have children myself and know how hard it is caring for them on a daily basis, so caring for a child with extra care needs means somewhere like Cherry Trees is so important. My favourite drink is Kronenberg lager, enjoyed down the local pub - Blackie's in Woking. I will be missed at the club house bar BUT know 40 days health and fundraising will set up my new year nicely. Please get behind my challenge of 40 days of no drinking for this Surrey based local charity by donating to my page, it will really keep me going! Thank you"
To donate, please visit the following link: www.cherrytrees.org.uk/fundraisers/40-days-and-long-nights-of-no-drinking-for-cherry-trees