Maximilian Wilde

Maximilian's Marathon a week

Fundraising for The National Association For Children Of Alcoholics
raised of £1,500 target
by 72 supporters
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We provide information, advice & support to everyone affected by a parents drinking


I will be running a marathon a week, every week that the UK is in lockdown and schools are closed, in support of NACOA* (a helpline providing support for children with a parent or parents suffering from alcoholism)

With Coronavirus shutting down our lives more and more by the day, effecting our daily lives inexplicably and forcing us to stay in our homes, there are young people in the UK for whom their home is not a safe place or a refuge, but a stressful, painful and sometimes unsafe environment due to alcoholism,  And their only real chance for escape or refuge is going to school every day. 

Having experienced first hand the devastating effect alcoholism has, I feel now it is more important than ever for young people effected by alcoholism in their home to have a lifeline like the NACOA charity, to provide support, help and advice when it is needed most. Especially now, when there are children forced to deal with alcoholism head on 24 hours a day, and the other usual health services are busy dealing with COVID-19.

To raise money for this cause. I will be running a marathon a week, by way of two half marathons per week, one on Monday and one on Thursday, every week that the UK is in lockdown and schools are closed (for minimum of 6 weeks) starting on Monday 30/03/2020, I will be documenting each run via Strava, as well as providing weekly update videos.  

I ask you for any donation you can make to this extremely worthy cause, one that has impacted my life greatly, it would be very much appreciated.



*The Nacoa helpline will be open throughout the closure period*

*NACOA -(The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a Bristol based charity founded in 1990 to provide help and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. We believe that every child has the right to a happy childhood and to live a creative and meaningful life but when drink is the family secret they are more likely to experience family violence, neglect and other problems in their own homes.

** SOCIAL DISTANCING - I will be fully complying with all social distancing measures whilst completing my runs, I am currently based in the welsh countryside, so long runs will be easily completable without coming into contact with anyone.

About the charity

1 in 5 children in the UK are affected by their parents' alcohol problems. They are often frightened and isolated, with no one to turn to for help. Nacoa responds by providing a free, confidential telephone, 1-2-1 chat and email helpline.

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