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The first of the parties will be held at Byron Bay on Saturday 13 January at Apex Park from 10am to 11am.

The events aim to promote brand awareness for Hello Sunday Morning, a not-for-profit on a mission to change Australia’s relationship with alcohol.

Hello Sunday Morning has been an innovator in positive health promotion for the past seven years and have recently developed a mobile program, Daybreak, which offers immediate support and one-on-one coaching for those looking to change their relationship with alcohol.

Hello Sunday Morning founder Chris Raine said having the confidence to dance sober was one of the greatest challenges of changing the relationship with alcohol.

‘This campaign is about giving that experience to as many Australians as we can and giving each one of them a good enough reason to wake up without a hangover on the weekend,’ Mr Raine said.

A participant from last year’s event at Manly, a 50-year-old female, said the experience had been ‘refreshing’.

‘When I first got there I thought, “Oh my god… am I really going to be able to do this?” But then once Tommy started you couldn’t not join in, he is completely contagious,’ she said.

‘I felt free and exhilarated during the event, excited to do something so ‘outrageous’.

‘After the event I was on a complete high, I seriously had to calm myself down. I turned into a giggly hyper teenager for the rest of the day!

Another participant, a 25-year-old man, said it was a life-changing experience.

‘Tommy’s love and happiness are extremely contagious and he rips you right out of your comfort zone,’ he said.

‘During the event I was catapulted into this amazing sense of freedom to be in my own skin like I’ve never felt before.

‘I can’t wait for the next event with Tommy, it was so refreshing. I’m going to make sure I get all my friends to come, we’re going to have a blast.’

 

 


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