NZ Drug Foundation Friday 25 May 2012, 1:07PM
Media release from NZ Drug Foundation
Super 15 player and FebFast Ambassador Scott Waldrom handed over
giant cheque to CareNZ on behalf of FebFast in Hamilton
"FebFast and the New Zealand Drug Foundation are proud to be able
to help CareNZ because they are a free service that helps over
2,700 people a year," FebFast Coordinator Catherine Milburn
"CareNZ is a fitting recipient for FebFast because they help people
with alcohol and/or drug abuse problems to change their lives for
The cheque for over $21,000 was presented to CareNZ's Clincal Team
Leader Linda Tiro who said it was fabulous to both participate as a
team in Febfast this year and also be named as successful
recipients for such a worthwhile cause.
"We hope to further promote the CareNZ schools service within the
Waikato schools and communities we work in as well as increasing
awareness about alcohol -related harm," said Ms Tiro.
"Participating in Febfast is an awesome way of highlighting the
positive benefits of being alcohol free as well as fundraising to
further support young people struggling with alcohol and drug
issues and addiction."
Three other youth charities have received FebFast funding. These
are Evolve Youth Services (Wellington), Rainbow Youth (Auckland),
and the ADHD Association (national).
2012 is the second year the Drug Foundation has run FebFast in New
Zealand. In 2011 and 2012 there were over 700 participants with
over $107,000 raised each year.