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Q. I’m not able to register. Can you help?!

If you are trying to register during business hours, give us a call on (03) 8412 8566.

Alternatively, you can email us to get some assistance with your registration. If you are emailing, remember to include your day time phone number so that you can be contacted during business hours.

Q. For how long is my profile page available?

Your page will be open until 1 April 2017. Registrations for febfast close on 28 February 2017.

Q. People won’t donate till March. Is that OK?

Yes, that’s absolutely fine. You can be sponsored until 1 April 2017 – just make sure you have registered, otherwise your friends won’t be able to sponsor you at all.

Registrations for febfast close on 28 February 2017.

Q. Why do I need to pay a registration fee?

Your registration fee is a donation to the febfast cause: supporting young people in Australia facing serious disadvantage. We’ve partnered with organisations across the country that are making a real difference to young people and their communities by providing access to youth workers. From overcoming mental health issues and the impact of abuse and neglect, to finding safe housing and tackling drug and alcohol problems, these incredible youth workers support our youth and connect them in with the services and resources required to take control of their health and wellbeing. We only partner with organisations who have a proven track record, so you can rest assured all the funds you raise will have a real impact.

The registration fees contribute a large proportion of total funds raised and without them we’d find it difficult to help the people who need it.

As your registration fee is a donation, we recommend you retain your receipt for taxation purposes. Donations made in Australia over $2 are tax deductible.

Q. How do I register my workplace?

If you’re looking at running a febfast team at work, please contact us on (03) 8412 8566 and we’ll help you get set up!

Q. I have registered but forgotten my password

There are two easy ways to recover or reset your password.

Either click here to be emailed your details or contact us to recover your password on (03) 8412 8566 or help@febfast.org.au

Q. To do febfast, do I need a fundraising page?

When you sign up to febfast, an online fundraising page will be automatically created for you.

febfast is a flagship fundraiser for young people facing serious disadvantage in Australia. By participating in febfast, you’re supporting the work of organisations across the country that have a real impact on the lives of young people and their communities. We’ll give you a hand to fundraise as much as you can (have you seen our fundraising page?) and to have fun while doing it.

Have a read of our cause page for more info on the difference you’ll make.

Q. How do I find someone’s fundraising page?

Easy! Just click here then enter their name. Their febfast fundraising page will appear.

Q. How do I join a febfast team?

There are two ways to easily join an existing febfast team:

1. During the registration process, one of the steps is to choose whether to participate individually, to create a team or to join a team. Choose to join a team and then search for this team by entering the team’s name or the team captain’s name.
2. If you have been sent a link to the team you’d like to join, go to this page. You can choose to join the team from the team’s fundraising page.

If you have already registered for febfast, you can join another team by logging into your profile, then clicking TEAM on the left hand side of your page.

If the team has not yet been created, you can create a team by choosing to be its team captain during stage three of febfast registration.

Q. Is my febfast donation tax deductible?

Most likely! If your donation to us is made in Australia and over $2, then it is tax deductible. We will send you an email which will contain a receipt as proof of your donation to us.

The same rule applies to your registration fee, which we consider a donation to support our cause.

Q. Can I sign up using last year’s details?

Yes, you can. All participants from febfast 2016 can sign up again using the same details (username and password) as last year. Keep in mind that this does not void the registration fee, it just allows you to maintain the same details and streamlines the registration process.

If you cannot remember last year’s details, we can help you find them here.

If you participated in febfast before, but not last year, sign up by clicking the “I’M NEW THIS YEAR” option on the first page of registration.

General

Q. Should I consult my doctor before participating?

While participating in this fast may have health benefits, febfast provides no warranty whatsoever that this fast will achieve your goals and has not considered your particular health requirements in developing this program. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. Participants should consider their personal circumstances and consult their medical or health care professional if appropriate, before changing their diet or nutrition regimen. Readers should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues. If in any doubt on deciding to take part in any fast or detox, participants should consult your doctor and obtain qualified professional advice as to the likely medical effects (if any) of taking part in this Fast for you.

More information about our health policy is available here.

Q. What is a Time Out Pass?

Sometimes life gets in the way of the best laid plans. That’s why we have Time Out Passes, your get-out-of-jail card which enables you to take a 24-hour break from your fast during February. So if your cousin’s getting married or brother is celebrating his birthday – buy yourself a Pass and feel no guilt while raising a glass or tucking into some cake.

Time Out Passes act as a donation to the febfast cause and can be purchased via your desktop fundraising page (not via your mobile or tablet device). A link to this page will have been emailed to you after you completed registration.

Q. Can I buy a Time Out Pass retrospectively?

Yes you can. Time Out Passes can be purchased until 1 April, 2017.

Passes can be purchased via your desktop fundraising page (not via your mobile or tablet device). A link to this page will have been emailed to you after you completed registration.

Q. Where do the funds raised by febfast go?

An important question! The funds you raise will make a real difference to young people across Australia facing serious disadvantage. Take a read of our cause page to learn more about disadvantage in Australia, as well as febfast’s partners for 2017 who will receive your valuable fundraising.

 

 

Q. Can my work apply to receive funds?

Proceeds raised through registrations and donations during febfast 2017 are already earmarked for a number of organisations around Australia who are experts in the youth alcohol and other drug sector. Further details about the beneficiaries can be found here.

If you have further enquiries, or would like to receive febfast funds in 2018, please email info@febfast.org.au

Q. Should I participate if I’m substance dependent?

We do not recommend febfast as a suitable form of withdrawal for people who may be dependent on alcohol and/or other drugs.

febfast’s annual campaign is intended to drive public awareness and raise funds in support of Australia’s youth alcohol and other drug service sector.

If you have a problem with alcohol and/or other drug consumption, we recommend you see your doctor for advice. If you prefer to do things online, visit Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice Service.

Q. How can I get help for substance misuse issues?

The Australian Drug Foundation’s website has links to information, treatment and phone counselling services.

febfast’s major program partners also offer support. Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) provides support and health care to vulnerable young adults in Victoria with alcohol and drug issues, and YoDAA (Youth Drugs + Alcohol Advice) provides advice and support to worried families experiencing first-hand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.

YoDAA also has plenty of online resources where you can access the information and support you need.

Q. How does febfast use my information?

At febfast, we take privacy seriously. We won’t be passing on contact details to anyone else, but we will use your details to stay in touch and help you through your febfast.

More information about our privacy policy is available here.

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