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Children of Alcoholics Week 2018 – because no child affected by their parent’s problem drinking should ever feel alone.

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Nacoa Advent Care Messages 2017

The festive season can be difficult for families blighted by alcohol problems. Christmas and New Year is meant to be a time of celebration and togetherness, making it doubly sad for children living under the shadow of parental alcoholism.

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Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth Visits Nacoa

This week, Nacoa welcomed the Shadow Home Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth MP. Taking a break in his busy election schedule, Jonathan visited Nacoa’s Bristol offices to lead a discussion on the problems faced by children affected by their parent’s drinking.

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Martin’s Superman Sky Dive and Great North Run

Martin Pratt is not only braving one fundraising event for Nacoa in 2017, but two. Much like his favourite comic book hero, Superman, he will have will be flying through the air during his skydive and require the stamina of a ‘Man of Steel’ to complete the Great North Run.

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COA Week 2017

Nacoa celebrates the 9th Children of Alcoholics Week in the UK from 12-18 February to reach out to the 1 in 5 children living with parental alcohol problems.

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Upfest 2016 – a Huge Success

Nacoa volunteers donated over 1,000 volunteer hours last weekend at Europe’s largest urban art festival, Upfest, helping to raise awareness and funds for children with a parent who drinks too much.

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