Federal Member for Aston, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, has joined thousands of Australians in the challenge to abstain from alcohol during the month of February as part of the Febfast campaign.
Febfast is the original charity movement which challenges Australians to take a 28 day break from alcohol.
This year, participants can also take a break from sugar, caffeine or digital addictions.
Funds raised go to organisations dealing with alcohol, drugs and mental health issues, the Family Drug Support and Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS).
“As a first-time Febfaster, I admit this will be a challenge.
“Like a lot of Aussies, I enjoy a cold beer on hot summers’ evenings.
“But with February being the shortest month and the Febfast funds going to a good cause, it’s worth the challenge!”
Mr Tudge said that while most of us drink in moderation, too many get addicted or into serious trouble from excessive alcohol consumption.
Every day, more than 160 teenagers turn to youth support services across the country to get help with addiction.
“I encourage others to join me in an alcohol-free February and kick-start a healthy new year,” Mr Tudge said.
Support me on my Febfast challenge: http://my.febfast.org/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=695183