Every month in Australia, 22 thousand young people turn to alcohol and drug support services for help.
febfast is calling on everyday Australians to sign up to cut back on alcohol, sugar or something else in February and help raise $1 million to support youth services across Australia for young people with drug and alcohol problems.
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) CEO Andrew Bruun says funds from febfast will support early intervention.
“When young people are offered treatment, the impact youth workers can have is staggering.
“With at least two weeks of treatment, 70% of affected young people can stop drug use for three months or more and around 90% reconnect with supportive family members and friends.
“This year we are particularly keen to support young people in fire affected regions who are doing it really tough. Febfast fundraising will help communities in in bushfire affected regions in Victoria, NSW and the ACT. YSAS will deliver increased services and investment in the Gippsland region due to the bushfires.””
Participants for the 2020 febfast can sign up here.
As well as raising much needed funds, febfast participants have reported the benefits of better sleep, improved concentration and energy levels, feeling healthier and saving money while fundraising for a terrific cause.
For more information visit febfast.org.au.