The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Events

Jeremy swims the Channel for Nacoa

Jeremy Irvine, lone Channel swimmer extraordinaire, completed his epic swim on September 19th, 2014, so that children struggling with parental alcohol problems know that they are not alone.

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London Marathon

Nacoa stars Owen and Louis join Chef Michel Roux, Olympic rower Katherine Grainger and former footballer Michael Owen (along with over 37,000 others) in the 2014 London Marathon.

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COA Week 2014

From the 9-15 February Nacoa is celebrating the 6th Children of Alcoholics Week in the UK, raising awareness of the millions of children being affected by their parents’ alcohol problems.

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HMS Illustrious

Volunteers enjoy a trip to HMS Illustrious in celebration of the crew’s fundraising efforts for Nacoa.

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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.

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Matt’s Grim Challenge

Matt endures an awesome cross country challenge as he pushes himself to the max for Nacoa. Matt Marsh took part in an extreme 10k cross country run, the Grim Challenge II Beast in the East, on 12 May 2012 to raise funds for Nacoa.

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Avon Gorge abseil

On 9 October 2011, 50 brave souls tested their own fears to the max by abseiling down the 50m cliff face to raise money for children who are vulnerable and frightened, living in the shadow of their parents’ drinking.

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Isla’s Great North Run

Isla Mackay raised funds for Nacoa by taking part in the BUPA Great North Run on 18 September 2011, completing it in 2 hours 28 minutes in spite of the inclines.

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Katherine’s big swim

Katharine Rose completed a one mile swim in Ullswater on 10 July 2011 to raise funds for Nacoa. She completed this event in 41 minutes 8 seconds and raised the fantastic amount of £300.

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Mohawk madness

Martin and Michael, two of Nacoa’s outstanding volunteers, raised funds by having Mohican haircuts at Upfest, Europe’s largest urban art festival, on 5 June 2011.

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Annie’s Century Cycle Challenge

Annie Pitts took part in the Century Cycle Challenge 21 May 2011. This involved cycling 102 miles from Nevill Holt in Leicestershire to Brancaster Staithe on the Norfolk Coast.

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Bob’s marathon

Bob Shankland took part in the Edinburgh Marathon on the 22 May 2011 to raise funds for Nacoa. Having talked about doing a marathon for some while, he decided this was the year to ‘bite the bullet’ and give it a go.

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Lizzy’s musical tribute

Lizzy Baker and her siblings organised a live music event to raise funds for Nacoa. The event was held at The Victoria pub in Swindon on the 7 April 2011 and was dedicated to the memory of her dad who died in September 2009.

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Jennifer’s skydive

Jennifer Robson did a tandem skydive on 6 March 2011 to celebrate her 30th birthday and took the opportunity to raise funds for Nacoa.

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Australian jailbreak

Team Bieber, comprising Emma Blott and Mary Spender, took part in a “Jailbreak” on the 5 March 2011 for Bristol RAG Week in order to raise funds for Nacoa.

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Andrew’s London to Paris bike ride

Andrew Bailey chose to raise funds for Nacoa by doing a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris. He left London on the 3 January 2011, starting at the Westminster clock, and arrived at the Eiffel Tower in Paris 4 days later.

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