Natasha Franklin, Healthy Harold and Tonny van Riet at Bunnings Warehouse Tweed South.
Natasha Franklin, Healthy Harold and Tonny van Riet at Bunnings Warehouse Tweed South. Blainey Woodham

Healthy Harold at Bunnings to raise funds this weekend

IF YOU spot a giraffe wandering the aisles at Bunnings Tweed Heads South in February don't stress, you're not seeing things.

Seasoned educator Healthy Harold will be joined by the chairman of Tweed/Byron Life Education Support Group, Tonny van't Riet, on Saturday for a fundraiser.

Harold will pose for photos from noon to 2pm on the day, with a sausage sizzle also pumping out snags from 8am to 4pm.

Mr van't Riet said the fundraiser was an excellent way to enable the Life Education team to continue running its invaluable seminars on issues facing Australian youth.

"We've been running for about 35 years now and the first mobile unit started right here in the Tweed," he said.

"Healthy Harold and Life Education teaches kids about cyber safety, drugs, alcohol and bullying and how to make smart choices."

Mr van't Riet believes among the many important lessons taught by Harold and the team, cyber safety ranks high on the list of important topics as technology becomes increasingly accessible to kids.

Harold takes the time to teach kids how to avoid the dodgy elements of the internet and social media, accompanying his well known lessons about the pitfalls of drugs, alcohol and bullying.

 

Did you know?

Life Education Australia was founded in the late 1970s because of concerns about the misuse of drugs and alcohol among young people.

120 educators teach from more than 90 mobile and static classrooms.

Over 750,000 students participate in the program each year.

 

What are your memories of Healthy Harold and Life Education? Leave your comments below.



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