More than 5,000 Aussies to start febfast today to raise funds for disadvantaged young people.

Over 5,000 Aussies will today begin Australia’s longest running fundraising challenge febfast, giving something up for the month ‹ alcohol, sugar, meat, inactivity or anything else ‹ to improve their health and help raise much needed funds for disadvantaged young people around the country.

Now in its 11th year, febfast is an initiative of Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), which this year hopes to hit a target of $500,000 in this year’s challenge.

“We’re so excited febfast is kicking off again for 2018,” said febfast Campaign Director Laura Callow. “A lot of amazing people have signed on to give something up and help us smash our fundraising goal. It’s great to know there are so many committed people out there who are in this together, all starting the febfast challenge today.”

Throughout the month of February, febfasters commit to the challenge and are supported by friends and family who sponsor them with donations.

“We’ve got some really interesting things people are giving up this year such as shopping and social media which adds some fun to the challenge,” Ms Callow said. “The money raised will fund youth workers who dedicate their time to connect young people with the support, programs and services they require to overcome adversity and realise opportunity. Just $36 affords one hour of support for a young person, and our amazing febfasters can’t do this without the support of generous friends and family.”

It’s not to late to register to pause for a cause this February and help support Australia’s youth. Register at: