When Christina walked into her Scottish Families support group on a Monday morning, she didn’t expect to be asked, ‘would you like to walk 23 miles with us?’
Christina said: “I knew about the Kiltwalk but I never dreamed I would take part. It wasn’t easy, but every step was worth it. I would definitely recommend it.
“I know that the money raised will go towards helping other families who need support from Scottish Families. It is a great feeling being able to help others.”
As a small organisation, one of Scottish Families aims is to help family members share experiences with other family members and create a community where families support each other. There are many individuals across Scotland who has been impacted by someone’s alcohol or drug use, but so many are afraid of stigma and shy away from getting support.
Christina says: “In this generation, alcohol and drugs seem to affect families every day. From the moment you wake up, your day is filled with worry, worrying if your loved ones are going to be alright, worrying if they are going to make good choices today.
“With Scottish Families’ support, I can get through my day. I am not alone anymore. I have people who I can talk to about my feelings, my fears, and my worries. I have made friends and have got some confidence back.”
Feeling inspired by Christina’s story? You can join #TeamSFAD and take part in the Kiltwalk. Contact our Fundraising Manager Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 221 0544.