FebFast FAQS

I’m having trouble registering. Can you help?

You can email febfastinfo@febfast.org.nz and we will help you. Remember to include your day time phone number so that we can give you a ring if necessary.

How can I find a friend’s fundraising page?

Do I have to build a fundraising page?

When you register you will automatically be set up with a fundraising page. You can choose at any time whether this page is included in search results or is added on the ‘leaderboard’. If you don’t want to continue, let us know and we will remove your page. You can always continue to support FebFast by asking friends and family to donate directly to FebFast.

I built a fundraising page and forgot my password. Can you help?

Go to the login/register page and click on forgot my password. You will receive be sent an email with details about how to get a new password.

Can I donate cash to FebFast?

Yes, there are three options for submitting your cash donations to FebFast. If you have any further questions about cash donations please contact us on febfastinfo@febfast.org.nz.

  1. In person

    Bank in person at your local BNZ branch any cash and cheque donations you have collected (cheque MUST be payable to FebFast New Zealand)

    If you wish to receive a tax receipt send in a copy of the bank deposit receipt given to you by the bank teller to us. You can scan this and email, or post us a photocopy.

  2. Using your computer

    Make an electronic bank transfer using your online account to the FebFast New Zealand account.

    If you wish to receive a tax receipt send us a screen shot or print out of your online deposit confirmation.

  3. Post a cheque

    Send a cheque made out to FebFast New Zealand to our postal address. Include your address details if you want us to send you a receipt.

Bank account details:
Bank: BNZ
Account name: FebFast New Zealand
Account number: 02 0585 0057618 002

Where are the funds going?

FebFast raises funds to reduce youth alcohol-related harm. In 2015 Rape Prevention Education (RPE) are on board fund recipient. REP will use the funding received to deliver more sexual violence prevention programmes that teach young people about consent and respectful relationships.

What if I don’t drink but I still want to participate?

You can choose sugar, caffeine or social media, you name it, as a way of participating in FebFast.

I have a drug/alcohol problem. Where can I get help?

There are a number of treatment organisations that can help. If you feel that you or anyone you know needs help, then you can contact these services in strict confidence.

The Alcohol Drug Helpline provides free and confidential support for any person concerned about their own or another person's alcohol or drug use. When you call the Alcohol Drug Helpline, you will talk to an experienced counsellor who is there to listen – they will not judge you or tell anyone you called the helpline. You can trust the helpline to provide you with friendly and confidential service when you need it. The helpline is open from 10am–10pm, seven days a week.

DrugHelp is a uniquely New Zealand website for people looking for help with their drug use and for people concerned about someone else’s use. DrugHelp shares the stories, experiences, insight and hope of people who have been there – people who have used and abused drugs and found a way through.

I have a drug/alcohol problem. Should I sign up to FebFast as a first step towards withdrawal?

FebFast does not recommend this program 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 New Zealand’s youth alcohol and other drug service sector.

If you have a problem with alcohol and or other drug consumption, read the information above about receiving help.

My friends won’t sponsor me until I have completed FebFast. Is that ok?

Yes, never say no to a donation even if you have to wait. You could suggest their donation will give you the motivation to keep on the straight and narrow.

How long will my fundraising page be online?

Your page will be up until the end of March.

Who is behind FebFast?

The New Zealand Drug Foundation hosts FebFast. We are a registered charity promoting an Aotearoa New Zealand free from drug harm established in 1989.

What percentage of funds raised will go to the recipients?

RPE will receive the majority of Funds raised after the administration costs have been covered.

How can I get my workplace involved?

Phone us 0800 378 474 and we’ll give you some ideas to help you involve your workplace.

I have an event on in February where I want to drink, can I still do FebFast?

Yes. We are using an honesty box approach to Time Outs. If you want to have a Time out for a special event we are encouraging everyone to donate to themselves. You do this using the donate button on your page.

There is no fixed fee for Time Outs, so you’ll have to set your own price. This could be the cost of your night out, or how much you would spend on that nice bottle of wine. For most people FebFast is a personal challenge so we encourage you to put your hand in the honesty book more than once or twice.

I have experienced sexual violence. Where can I get help?

You can seek specialist help immediately after a sexual assault, or if it happened a long time ago. Specialist support services are available nationwide on 0800 88 33 00. Furthermore there is a 24 hour confidential phone line that offers Support for survivors of sexual abuse 09 623 1700. For more help information visit the Get Help section on Rape Prevention Education's website. Kaupapa Maori services are also available that offer support and counselling by Maori, for Maori and for people of all other communities in Aotearoa.

Have you got another question for us?

Email your question to us at febfastinfo@febfast.org.nz

FebFast - it’s good for you, and it’s great for the people the funds raised will support.