Ms Thompson is participating in Dry July, during which people give up drinking alcohol for the whole of July to raise funds for a cancer service. She has chosen the Cancer Council.
The 24-year-old started doing Dry July after she was moved by her cousin Chris�s battle with cancer.
He died of the disease this month.
Ms Thompson first did Dry July in 2013 with a friend and raised about $1300.
This year, she and a team of eight others have already raised more than $2000.
�I am very determined to do what I can for other families,� she said.
And it is not as if giving up alcohol for a whole month is going to be easy for Ms Thompson and her friends.
�I do really enjoy my wine,� she said. �We are all keen for a drink so it is not an easy task for us.�
She said having a cousin with cancer had really opened her eyes to the disease.
�It�s basically like a living nightmare,� she said.
�Certain problems just do not really matter and it changes the way you view the world in a big way.
�For me personally it was just horrible and if I can help prevent that or help someone else just a little bit, I would do it.�
To donate to Ms Thompson�s cause, click here.