The Drug Foundation has chosen Rape Prevention Education (RPE) to be the recipient of the funds raised during FebFast 2015.
We encourage people to sign up NOW to take the FebFast challenge. FebFast starts on the 1st of February and runs for the whole month. You can choose how you contribute:
- You can sign up to abstain from alcohol for a month and ask others to sponsor you.
- You can host an alcohol free event and gain sponsorship for the event.
- You can sponsor someone who is abstaining from alcohol for a month, even just $5 will be appreciated.
In 2015, funds raised will be donated to Rape Prevention Education to deliver more sexual violence prevention programmes teaching young people about consent and respectful relationships through the BodySafe programme.
The Drug Foundation decided to partner with RPE after ongoing media coverage about the Roastbusters case, which highlighted New Zealand’s disturbing rape culture and the role alcohol plays in this.
Read more about the link between alcohol and consent from RPE
Over 2000 people have participated in FebFast over the last five years, raising more than a quarter of a million dollars. Past participants have said that taking a month-long break from alcohol helps them lose weight, save money, and feel healthy. Participants are encouraged to create alcohol-free mocktails, host alcohol-free parties, and share their experiences through social media.
There are two ways to be a part of FebFast:
- Sign-up to be a part of the alcohol-free month by registering at www.febfast.org.nz. Each FebFaster gets their own donation page which they can use as a platform for raising funds.
- Donate money at www.febfast.org.nz/page/febfast. Donations can be made through a FebFaster’s individual donation page or to FebFast generally.
Even a donation of $5 will go a long way towards helping Rape Prevention Education work together to end sexual violence.
Thank you to all who support us from Dr Kim McGregor, Louise Nicholas, and the Board and Staff of Rape Prevention Education.
PO Box 78-307, Grey Lynn, AKL 1245
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