NACOA are a charity who are very important to me. Not only did I volunteer on the helpline for a short period during my first year of university, I also can relate to their vision on a personal level.
2 years ago I very sadly lost my mum due to her struggles with mental health problems and alcohol abuse. My mum struggled with drinking throughout my childhood and I only wish a service like NACOA had been available to me. The support that NACOA provide to children of alcoholics is so important as it can feel extremely isolating and lonely to cope with an alcoholic parent. My aim is to raise awareness and help to support the charity by raising a bit of money - a little bit can go a long way.
Walking has been a great help to my own mental health and I love to take on a challenge! I'll be walking The Peak District 6 Dales Circuit on Sunday the 26th of May, 2019. I would love for my family and friends to join me! Any donations would be really appreciated and all proceeds will go directly to NACOA.
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.