Ceri Walker, ambassador
I found Nacoa 6 years when I made a film about my mums addiction for the Recovery Street film festival. Finding them has been life changing for me, as finally I understood that being a Coa is a thing, and I felt I could be myself, with all my broken bits! I became a media volunteer, doing radio, newspaper and tv interviews, which I could never have done before, in the hope of helping others feel less alone. This year I had the huge privilege of speaking at the David Stafford Memorial lecture at the House of Commons.
I have also helped with a mural project in Bristol, made more films, and also become an Ambassador this year, my proudest moment yet! Helping support Nacoa and being the voice of children of alcoholics has become my purpose, and I really feel I’ve found who I am meant to be in them, all I do is in memory of my mum.