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Sober Girl Society

2295. Millie Gooch

Millie Gooch, from Kent, founded ‘Sober Girl Society’ in 2018, a peer support network of over 216,000 women worldwide promoting healthy responses to alcohol.

Millie set up ‘Sober Girl Society’ after leaving university with, what she describes as, an alcohol problem due to university drinking culture. Millie’s aim for the group is to connect sober and sober curious women who are changing their relationship with alcohol. Through in person and virtual events and meetups, Millie provides an opportunity for like-minded women who want to drink less or give up entirely to learn about sobriety, form friendships, discuss challenges and celebrate wins. ‘Sober Girl Society’ is now the world’s largest community for sober and sober curious women. 

Millie volunteers as an ambassador for ‘Alcohol Change UK’ where she works with the charity on helping to promote their campaigning and fundraising work, especially to a younger audience. For the past three years, Millie has hosted their  “Sober Spring” campaign where she provides weekly support and advice around navigating alcohol-free living for those undertaking the challenge.

Millie said:

“I am absolutely over the moon to receive this award. I have been volunteering as one of Alcohol Change UK’s ambassadors for over three years now and it is probably the thing that I am most proud of. I’m delighted that this award will help bring more awareness to the team’s efforts towards reducing alcohol harm and I’m truly honoured to be recognised for representing such an incredible charity.”

Find out more about ‘Sober Girl Society’ and ‘Alcohol Change UK

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