Dave (right), pictured with our Managing Director, Terry
Our very own Dave Waiwiri, who takes care of our Christchurch warehouse, is taking on a new challenge this July. He has decided to join the Dry July campaign with the goal to abstain from alcohol for the entire month of July. Dave admits that he’s been talking about doing this for years and has made the decision that this was the year to do it and to prove to himself first that he can kick his weekend drinking habit. However, his motivations run deeper than personal growth, as he is also using this opportunity to raise funds for cancer patients, a cause that is very close to his heart.
A Personal Decision
Dave’s decision to participate in the Dry July stems from the realisation that his weekend drinking habit is getting a bit serious. He says he is an open book, has nothing to hide, and is honest in admitting that he can do some heavy drinking over the weekends. By committing to a month of abstinence, Dave wants to show his determination to make positive changes in his life.
A Worthy Cause
Beyond his personal goals, Dave’s participation in Dry July also has a heartfelt purpose. The challenge serves as a fundraising initiative for New Zealanders affected by cancer. Having lost too many friends to this devastating disease, and with a close friend currently undergoing cancer treatment, Dave understands the profound impact it has on individuals and their families. By raising funds for cancer patients, Dave hopes to contribute to the ongoing fight against the disease and bring hope to those in need.
Facing the Challenge
Dave knows the road ahead may not be easy, especially in the first few weeks, but he is already thinking about what will help him stay on track during his Dry July journey. He plans to maintain his usual routine, including playing rugby on the weekends and hanging out with his rugby mates. He has also made the conscious decision to share his challenge with his co-workers, friends, and family. By being open about his motivation and the reasons behind his commitment, he hopes to gain everyone’s support and encouragement throughout the month.
Seizing the Moment
Dave says he is turning 65 next year, still feels active and in good shape, and thinks this is the perfect time to finally take on the Dry July challenge. Most importantly, he is doing this for himself, and advises anyone thinking about doing Dry July as well, to want to do it for themselves and to give it 100%, just like he will.
We applaud Dave’s decision and thank him for sharing his journey with us, it’s a reminder to us all of the importance of challenging ourselves, supporting others, and making a difference in the world around us.