Life Education NSW is calling on Young residents to get behind it’s annual fundraiser and lose the booze for kids in October.
Ocsober is Life Education’s annual fundraising initiative and allows its much-loved giraffe Healthy Harold to visit almost 2000 NSW schools each year.
Harold and Life Education staff teach more than 280,000 children the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and physical activity as well as building children’s resilience and knowledge around smoking, alcohol and drugs.
Life Education hopes to raise $500,000 which will support the charity’s preventative health education programs.
Life Education has said raising just $67 provides student workbooks for a small school in regional or remote Australia, $246 will help 24 disadvantaged children to stay safe and healthy, and $588 will support Life Education to deliver health and drug education to a small school in regional Australia for one whole year.
According to the organisation as the danger around binge drinking and alcohol abuse increases, it is important to play a role in educating our next generation.
To register for Ocsober, please visit www.ocsober.com.au