Businesses work together to create Drink Safe Night
IT may sound like a fun night of drinking amongst good company, but the upcoming Drink Safe Night carries a very important message.
Macville Holdings' senior TAE and LLN specialist Natasha Many said after working in hospitality for 22 years, she saw a need for creating more awareness around the effects of alcohol on different people.
Macville Holdings in partnership with the Railway Hotel is holding this event.
"By having a Drink Safe Night it would help staff, customers and the general public to have a better understanding of how alcohol can affect different people," she said.
"Did you know it may take as little as five minutes for alcohol to affect some people?"
With Christmas season only weeks away, Macville Holdings wanted to create an event that the whole community was encouraged to be a part of.
Macville Holdings has invited participants taking part in the experiment from ages 18 to 60 both male and female, with the aim to collect data throughout the night on each person's reaction to different types and amounts of alcohol.
"All participants will be breathalysed before they start and then every hour for the following two to three hours," Natasha said.
"They will have to complete different skill tests with each hour passing. This will help people see firsthand, that even though that person may feel fine, their motor skills have slowed which then delays reaction time."
Railway Hotel venue manager Ryan Hamrey said he gave full support to something that promoted drinking responsibly.
"Our demographic varies, but I think there's a big gap between the older and younger generations on their attitudes and drinking culture, which would be good to try and bridge that gap," he said.
Macville Holdings' group operation director Aziza Allister said: "The community support behind this event has overwhelming we would like to thank The Mirror, Sea FM, The Railway Hotel and participants for their support."
WHEN: November 26, from 6pm
WHERE: Railway Hotel, James St
Contact Macville Holdings on 4933 7799 for more info