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4 OUT OF 5 WOMEN CHOOSE A NIGHT IN: WHY MORE WELSH WOMEN PREFER A NIGHT IN

  More than three quarters (83%) of Welsh women prefer to spend a night in than have a night on the tiles

·      The cost is the number one complaint with the average woman spending £67,000 on nights out in her lifetime

·      Four out of five (81%) women admit making up excuses to avoid a night out

·      Macmillan Cancer Support invites the nation to take part in its ‘Night In’ fundraising event this May

More than three quarters of Welsh women (80%) would prefer to have a night in than go out, a new survey by Macmillan Cancer Support has found.1

The number one complaint about going out was found to be the cost (78%). In fact, the survey revealed that the average woman will spend approximately £67,000 on going out over the course of her lifetime2.

Other major drawbacks of going out include the hassle of getting there and back (52%), queuing at the bar (50%) and contending with ‘lairy’ drunk people (47%). Meanwhile 43% admitted that a night out has resulted in injury and over half (56%) haven’t been able to remember the end of an evening.

 

A night in is so coveted by Welsh women that four out of five (81%) admit they make up excuses to avoid going out. The most popular ploys used are: alleging that they don’t feel well (60%), can’t afford it (48%), or that they’re simply too tired to go out (46%).

In light of the research Macmillan Cancer Support is inviting the nation to sign up to their Night In fundraiser this May.

ITV Wales news anchor Andrea Byrne has shown her support by hosting a Night In for Macmillan with her friends and neighbours at her home in Bridgend. Andrea is now appealing for people across Wales to host a Night In too: “Night In is a creative way to raise money. But you don’t have to do any training - it’s easy to take part. You’ll be having fun and helping people affected by cancer at the same time.”

Macmillan's Night In is simply about having friends round for a catch up, a laugh and something to eat and drink. There’s no 2am taxi to find and no queue at the bar – instead Macmillan wants you to enjoy some quality time in with your favourite people.

Macmillan Cymru’s General Manager Susan Morris added:

“This May is all about enjoying a Night In for Macmillan Cancer Support.  It’s an excuse to step off the social treadmill, kick off your shoes and get your friends round for a Night In to support people living with cancer.”

There are a million reasons for a Night In this May. To make a difference, simply register your interest at http://nightin.org.uk wait for your free Night In kit and ask your friends to donate whatever they can afford to your Night In.

Once you have signed up, let us know about your Night In plans on Twitter by using the hashtag #macnightin.

To make a difference, simply register your interest at www.nightin.org.uk wait for your free Night In kit, chose a date in May and ask your friends to donate whatever they can afford on the night.