Personal pain fuels my mission to fight alcoholism, says shadow minister Jon Ashworth

Earlier this year the Sunday Express revealed how children as young as 5 were calling Nacoa’s charity helpline to be read bedtime stories because their parents were too drunk to put them to bed… It was a heartbreaking read. The Christmas Day story of 7-year-old Lucy hiding under a bed from her alcoholic parents while she listened to a fairytale stuck especially in my mind. Cold, alone and with no presents, the helpline was her only comfort. I have nothing but praise for Nacoa.