Nacoa volunteer Martin Ubank has spent 3 years coordinating fundraising events to raise vital funds. Today, however, Martin is the one donning the training shoes.
A retired IT technician, Martin is walking the Strawberry Line Walk, a continuous path spanning Mid-Somerset from Clevedon to Shepton Mallet.
Martin says of the event:
‘I have been a volunteer with Nacoa for 3 years and, whilst I don’t have any personal experience of alcohol problems in my family, I have come to realise what an important role the charity plays.
‘Press coverage, including the report found at https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/769135/Children-call-helplines-for-bedtimes-stories, illustrates the issues that some children face when growing up and NACOA aims to provide support to children of all ages with their free helpline.
‘Of course, it costs money to fund this service and Nacoa relies entirely on donations. So, I have decided to undertake a sponsored walk of 13 miles (my knees won’t take running that distance) along the old Strawberry Line from Yatton to Winscombe and back on Sunday 20th May.’
You can see Martin’s updates during his walk and send your support at his JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/martinubanknacoa2018