I am walking along the Thames Path to raise money for Anyone's Child, which will culminate in a mass lobby in parliament to demand our MPs end the failed drug war.
When Jake died in May 2016, alone on the other side of the world, trying to manage his opiate dependence, I felt like I died too. I wanted to walk to the edge of the world and beyond, but our planet has no edges.
And so I walked and talked and met many people with similar stories and it became clear that most of these deaths could have been avoided.
A robust review and reform of drug policies may prevent more families knowing the despair of losing a loved one in this way.
Please join us and “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes”. Tell us how current drug policy has impacted you and hear our stories.
I am walking for my son Jake; so his existence is not meaningless, so that 22 years of loving is not wasted, so that minds can be changed and attitudes altered. Jake’s motto was “Think Free” – please join us for an hour or a day and learn how changing the law could improve life for all of us in the future.
]Anyone's Child is a network of families whose lives have been wrecked by current drug laws and are now campaigning to change them. Through regulation we can put doctors, pharmacists and licensed retailers in charge of the drugs trade, helping to protect people from the harms of prohibition and the criminal market.We want our stories to be heard by as many people as possible. This walk is an effort to tell people about Anyones Child and to raise awareness about the harms of current drug policy.Your donation will be used to support all the families who campaign with Anyones Child for the legal regulation of the drug market, to help change drug policy. It would be great if you could support us.