“This week, Nacoa and Back on Track proudly bring the #HeretoListen campaign to Brighton.
Hundreds of poster images by the world renowned The Postman Art and Broken Hartist are being pasted up all over the famous seaside hotspot. They will help children affected by their parent’s drinking know that they are not alone.
In the time between March and June, over 200 posters and billboards will display renderings of the childhood photos of Nacoa supporters, Ceri Walker and Beckie Burkhill. This includes around 150 bus stop ads that will run throughout the whole of the Easter Holidays.”
Beckie and Ceri are both passionate and prominent advocates for children affected by their parent’s drinking. Beckie has created fashion campaigns, designed books, and shared her story about her experiences growing up with a parent who drinks too much.
Ceri Walker, the mastermind of the project, is a communications assistant for Nacoa and the project co-ordinator of Back on Track. She says about the project: ‘As a child I felt alone, like I was the only person in the world who felt like this, and now I want that same little girl to show anyone struggling that there is hope, there is support, and Nacoa are there to listen.
‘I hope they call Nacoa and finally feel heard. I hope one day they feel able to access local services too. These things take time, and trust, and I hope they realise that getting support can be really helpful for the whole family: that they don’t need to keep the secret anymore.’”
Find more from Nacoa (UK, March 2021)