Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Press Pause On Booze For Feb


09/01/2013

Press Pause On Booze For Feb

For the third year running, New Zealanders are being challenged to give up alcohol for the month of February to raise money to support young people with alcohol and other drug problems.

Coordinator Jackson Wood said febfast is a good chance to push pause on alcohol after the busy summer celebration season.

“Giving your body a break gives you a chance to reassess your relationship with alcohol after a season traditionally booze-soaked,” said Mr Wood.

“Lots of febfasters notice the health benefits of laying off alcohol with weight loss, better concentration, and, best of all, no hangovers being reported in previous years.”

The funds raised by febfast in 2013 will be used to promote, expand and enhance the Drug Foundation’s youth focused information service Get the Msg! (Get the Message), a free nationwide alcohol and drug information and advice service for young New Zealanders and their families.

“Get the Msg! provides young people with credible and factual health and safety information about drugs in a confidential way, wherever they are at any time of day,” said Mr Wood .

“An expanded youth drug information service means more young people will be getting the information they need in the way they want it, helping them to make better choices.”

Some awesome ambassadors are supporting febfast this year, including Olympic BMX silver medallist Sarah Walker, The Block winner Ben Crawford, and TV and radio host Jono Pryor.

Other awesome ambassadors include Healthy Food Guide editor Niki Bezzant, New Zealand’s funniest person Guy Williams, rugby player Scott Waldrom, songstress Maisey Rika, media personality Hamish Coleman-Ross, National MP Dr Jackie Blue, Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway, and Green MP and Co-leader Metiria Turei.

From today people will be able to register for febfast and create teams through febfast.org.nz

Febfast Facts
• 2013 will be the third year the Drug Foundation has run febfast in New Zealand.
• In 2011 febfast raised $107,175 and $107,714 in 2012
• In 2012 over 650 people participated.
• The money raised in 2012 went towards supporting youth alcohol and other drug services across New Zealand.
• The money raised in 2013 will go towards redeveloping the Get the MSG! text information service. More info on Get the MSG is here http://nzdrug.org/febfastfunds
• We have an app!
iPhones: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/febfast-nz/id581387020?mt=8
Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.artez.febfestnz#?t=W10
febfast Ambassadors
Sarah Walker — New Zealand Olympic medal winner, BMX rider
Ben Crawford — Winner of The Block NZ and Creative brand builder
Jono Pryor — Radio host, co-host of Jono and Ben at 10, Husband, father, pasty, bald
Scott Waldrom — Rugby Player for Taranaki and the Chiefs
Guy Williams — Comedian, Writer, TV Personality.
Niki Bezzant — Editor of the Health Food Guide, Sunday Star Times Columnist, food lover.
Maisey Rika — Songstress, APRA nominated, and Waiata Maori Music Award Winner
Hamish Coleman-Ross — RadioLIVE producer and host, media mercenary
Dr Jackie Blue — National Party list MP
Iain Lees-Galloway — Labour MP for Palmerston North
Metiria Turei — MP and Co-leader for the Green Party.

Full bios and links to their fundraising pages are here: http://nzdrug.org/febfastambassadors

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news