Sending alcohol on a holiday
Sending alcohol on a holiday for FebFast
Over twenty staff members from St John of God
Subiaco Hospital (SJOGSH) are pressing the pause button on drinking
for the month of February as part of the nation wide FebFast
initiative - an annual health and charity campaign encouraging
people to forgo alcohol for the shortest month of the
The Subiaco team will ‘send grog on holiday’
for 29 days to raise money for numerous community organisations
that support young people experiencing problems with alcohol or
The Hospital is providing further
encouragement to their staff members by paying the registration
fees for those who sign up and throwing a FebFast “Mocktail” party
for team members and their supporters.
Dr Shane Kelly, the Hospital’s CEO, said this
is the second year Subiaco staff members have taken part in FebFast
and it is great to see so many people are willing to make such a
big personal commitment for the benefit of others.
“Not only will they receive the personal
satisfaction of raising money for a very worthy cause, I’m sure
they will also enjoy the benefits of what a month without alcohol
will do for their health, waistlines and wallets” Dr Kelly
St John of God Health Care raised more than
$20,000 for FebFast in 2011, and will be a leading participant in
FebFast 2012 with 114 caregivers throughout Australia and New
Zealand taking part.
Joshua Nipps, SJOGSH’s Social Outreach and
Advocacy/Volunteer Coordinator, is taking part and encouraging
co-workers, friends and family to support the team members who have
signed up for the challenge.
“The Hospital is already a strong supporter of
this cause due to our Social Outreach and Advocacy services which
address alcohol and drug issues, and FebFast is a great way for our
staff members to do their part in raising awareness of these issues
within our community,” Joshua said.
For more information about FebFast or for
individuals wanting to join in on the challenge, the event website