With your help we can continue to provide a lifeline for children affected by parental alcohol problems.


With your help we can continue to provide a lifeline for children affected by parental alcohol problems.


Fundraise for Nacoa and with your help we can continue to provide a lifeline for children affected by parental alcohol problems.

This important work is funded entirely by voluntary donations. We simply would not be here for the children who need us if it were not for our supporters.

Whether you bake a cake, host a party, or climb a mountain; there’s something for everyone. Take a look at our suggestions or come up with an idea of your own. Every penny raised truly does count. Together we can make a difference.


We are always looking for volunteers to organise events to raise funds and awareness for Nacoa. This can be done as individuals or in groups across the UK. Here are some event ideas:

Auction, art exhibition, barn dance, black tie ball, BBQ, bingo, bridge morning, bag pack at supermarket, cake sale, car boot/garage sale, car wash, carol singing, Christmas card sale, clothes swap, coffee morning, concert, disco, dog walking, dress down or non-uniform day, Easter egg hunt, face painting, fashion show, games night, garden party, massage or beauty day, movie night, quiz, raffle, race night, swear box, talent contest, teddy bears picnic, tug-o-war, sports tournament, wine tasting, welly-wanging to name but a few!

Why not ‘make a meal of it’ and see if your local restaurant would hold a charity night for you, donating a percentage of the profits to Nacoa.

Sponsored events

When many people think of taking part in a sponsored event, they think of gruelling sporting activities like running marathons. However, you can get people to sponsor you for all sorts of challenges, such as shaving your head, having a bath in baked beans, losing weight, giving up alcohol/chocolate/TV, or a sponsored silence. And of course there are all the adventurous things, like climbing a mountain or doing a bungee or parachute jump. For ideas and help to get started, see Sponsored events.

Current and past fundraising events

Look at current and past fundraising activities and sponsored events in News & events.

Contact us about your event

Nacoa are able to supply promotional materials (including T-shirts and collecting tins). Please email us or call 0117 924 8005.

Nominate Nacoa for charity schemes

Most workplaces have a charity scheme where fundraising activities benefit a specific charity. If you are an employee, please ask your employer to nominate Nacoa as your charity of the year. We can happily help you with wording to assist your nomination or come and discuss the benefits with them.

Other places you may be able to nominate Nacoa to be a chosen charity include your school, college or university; sports and social clubs; supermarkets, banks and other shops. Sometimes they have nomination forms you can complete in store.

Collecting boxes

You could also keep a jar or collecting box in your school, work place, local shop, pub, or community centre etc. A collecting box on your desk can help relieve your friends and colleagues of their loose change! Small change can quickly add up and every penny makes a difference.

Other ways to raise money

You can also raise money for free as you search and shop online, by selling unwanted goods on eBay and by recycling old printer cartridges, mobile phones and even your car.

See More ways to donate for info.

You are not alone

Remember the Six "C"s

I didn’t cause it
I can’t control it
I can’t cure it
I can take care of myself
I can communicate my feelings
I can make healthy choices

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