A break from regular programming to talk about FebFast
Chances are if you visit my blog regularly you know it’s all about books and reading. But sometimes I need to to talk about what’s happening in my day-to-day life, and right now a key focus in my life is FebFast.
I live in a city where beer is cheaper then water. For 80 cents I can buy a tasty German brew from the one of the many spatkaüf (late night convienence store) around town. Unlike in Melbourne (my hometown), I can crack it open it immediately for consumption on the street or train en route to my next destination.
While these liberties are fairly awesome, self-enforced detox is a must from time to time. So this month I’m staying on the wagon for FebFast, not just to give my liver a break but to raise money for Australian alcohol and drug support groups. Because whilst I reckon I can resist the booze for a month, there are teenagers as young as 13 who are trying every day to overcome their addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Did you know that:
• Over 60,000 young Australians each year turn to alcohol and drug support services for help
• Almost three quarters of adult Australians have been negatively affected by someone else’s drinking habits
• Over $5.8 billion (almost $270 per person ) is spent on mental health services annually, with individuals frequently turning to drink
So this is where you come in, dear reader. I’m hoping you can support my fundraising efforts – I’m part of Sarah Wilson‘s team.
Jump online here, click the Donate Now button, select ‘Melisa Gray-Ward’ from the Team Member dropdown list and enter your donation details. Easy. If you’re interested, there’s more information at the FebFast site or you can always email me with any questions.
Big thanks to YOU in advance for helping me send grog on a holiday and supporting those negatively affected by alcohol or drugs. I really appreciate your contribution and am excited about making it through the month booze free.