Healthy Harold saved in funding backflip

Jarrod Sierocki

Discover how Life Education empowers children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education. Courtesy: YouTube/HealthyHarold

Life Education and Healthy Harold have been saved from a near-fatal funding cut.

A FUNDING backflip by the government has saved an Australian icon from certain death.

News that the face of Life Education Australia, the van-dwelling, fluffy puppet giraffe affectionately known by schoolchildren across the nation as Healthy Harold was facing the axe, devastated generations of Australians.

The federal funding agreement for LEA, which runs the travelling health education program that Harold is the face of, is due to end on June 30 and was not renewed in the May budget.

Jarrod Sierocki

The small puppet has taught about 720,000 Australian students about health.Source:News Limited

The organisation’s chief executive David Ballhausen yesterday released a statement drawing attention to the quiet funding cut.

“This is quiet remarkable given the compelling need …

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