January 29, 2020
South Burnett Regional Council’s “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” project is getting a week-long launch at various venues across the South Burnett.
The project, run in partnership with the Local Drug Action Team, aims to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and create supportive communities for pregnant women.
The launch week will run from February 3-7 with events at the Kingaroy and Nanango libraries.
There will be guest speakers, free morning tea and art activities at:
- Kingaroy Library – Monday, February 3 from 10:00am
- Nanango Library – Tuesday, February 4 from 10:00am
There will also be information displays at Murgon, Wondai, Proston and Blackbutt libraries.
“As part of launch week, we are encouraging everyone to get involved by wearing red, decorating your workplace in red for the week or even a day,” Council CEO Mark Pitt said.
In 2019, Council and the Local Drug Action Team were successful in obtaining funding of $28,830 through the Alcohol and Drug Foundation for this project with Council contributing in-kind support valued at $32,380.
“We are working with key partners of the South Burnett community to increase knowledge of the harms associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy,” Mr Pitt said.
“Throughout the project we will be hosting community awareness events and activities, information sessions and providing resources for all community members at key community hubs across our region.”
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