Current Sponsored Events

Current & future sponsored events

Laura’s Mt Kilimanjaro climb

An epic challenge, and a first for Nacoa, is being undertaken by Laura Pattison who is climbing Kilimanjaro to raise funds for us. Laura has been personally affected by parental alcoholism and has experienced the effect it has on family life. Her father sadly died as a result of his alcoholism, now Laura is doing this climb for him and her family and also for all those other people who have lived with, and loved an alcoholic parent. Read Laura’s story.

Jeanette’s ‘Year of Living Sober’
Jeanette Bell is raising funds for Nacoa by having a “Year of Living Sober”. Jeanette’s childhood was greatly affected by her mother’s alcoholism. Sadly her Mum passed away last year and she has decided to do this in honour of her Mum. Having found the Nacoa website she was impressed with the work that we do and only wished Nacoa had been there for her when she was young. Read Jeanette’s story.

Louie’s Atlas Mountains trek
After recently trekking up Snowdon, Louie Holmes has decided to combine improving his fitness with 5 days of trekking across the Atlas Mountains, Morocco and raising much needed money for a great charity. Read Louie’s story.

Hollie’s alcohol free month
Hollie Taylor is giving up alcohol for one month to raise funds for Nacoa. Hollie is a paediatric nurse, and through her nursing, knows the effects that alcohol can have on families and children and also from friends’ and family’s experience. She has chosen Nacoa to benefit from her efforts as she feels that any charity that offers help and support for children that live day-to-day with one or two alcohol-dependent parents has got to be a good thing. Read Hollie’s story.

If reading about the amazing array of challenges others are planning to undertake has left you feeling inspired, see fundraising for ideas on how to organise an event or sponsored event yourself.