Zac Perry, a father of two from Sheffield, has chosen to raise money for Drinkaware in memory of his late mother, who died from alcoholism.
Zac’s mother Julie turned to drinking to cope with depression and disability, but sadly lost her battle in June 2014 and died of liver failure. Zac was by his mother’s side when she died.
After Julie died, he found it difficult to cope and started to comfort eat. He gained six stone, but after support from his partner and his children, lost the weight and decided to take part in his local Strongman competition to raise money in Julie’s memory.
Make my Mum proud
Zac explained: “I want to push my limits and make my mum proud. I hope that by raising money for Drinkaware, I can help stop other people going through what we went through.”
To raise the money, Zac will be taking part in his local strongman competition. He is recording his training journey on YouTube, posting daily updates as he gets closer to the competition, which takes place on 28 August. If he Zac wins, he is hoping to go on to compete in the national competition and become Britain’s strongest man.
All the money raised, including prize money, will be donated to Drinkaware to support our work to reduce alcohol related harm.
If you would like to support Zac and donate to Drinkaware, you can visit his ‘Go Fund Me’ page.
Visit the Drinkaware website if you’re worried you or someone you know may be alcohol dependent or call Drinkline on 0300 123 1110.