Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
This is a cause very close to my heart. As some of you may be aware, my Dad suffered with Alcohol Addiction for most of my life, and this has had a profound effect on me. Although the effects of his drinking were by no means constant, as I grew older, I saw the effects his drinking had, not just on me, but my family too. Had we have been aware of Adfam, the rest of the family may well have learned how to cope better with day to day living, and to deal with the stresses and anxieties that come with such addictions.
Sadly, we lost my much loved Dad almost 5 years ago, due to complications because of his addiction, and this in turn has brought me to the decision that I wish to raise awareness of Adfam, so if any other families are dealing with a similar situation, they can maybe get the help that we were unaware of.
I will start my 12 months "Dryathon" on 1st April 2018 and finish on 31st March 2019. In this time I will be allowed 5 buyouts, should any celebrations arise (i.e. weddings etc), and these will cost me £20 each, should I choose to use them. This will also be a HUGE challenge for me, as I am a consummate "joiner" but very rarely see things to the end...so this will definitely test my willpower!
Thank you for reading and I would be very grateful for any support given.