During February I’m taking part in FebFast along with Labour MPs Carol Beaumont, Brendon Burns, Clare Curran, Lianne Dalziel, Kris Faafoi, Sue Moroney, Lynne Pillay, Carmel Sepuloni, staff members Jessie Barwick, Sonny Thomas, Jen Toogood and Labour Tukituki candidate Julia Haydon-Carr.
By taking part in FebFast – and swearing off the booze for 28 days – we are raising funds for four organisations working with at-risk youth, particularly on drug and alcohol issues.
I can’t say that I’m missing alcohol all that much. Actually I feel pretty good. Being on FebFast is a great reason to say ‘no’ when the inevitable opportunities to consume occur at Parliament and around the electorate. Don’t think I’m going teetotal just yet though, and that’s not the point. This is just about having a break from alcohol and raising money for a really good cause.
If you’d like to donate, go to the Labour Party Team page on the FebFast website.