Team SFAD: Their Kiltwalk Experience

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD) is a national charity in Scotland supporting anyone worried about someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

The team at SFAD recognise that families do an amazing and very often hidden job of supporting their loved ones, but they believe that families shouldn’t have to do this alone. They support families through their services which include helpline listening support, support groups, one-to-one family support, and a bereavement support service.

A member of last year’s Team SFAD took part in the Kiltwalk last year in Edinburgh.

Members of #TeamSFAD in 2017.
Members of #TeamSFAD in 2017.

Here’s what they said about their experience.

‘I have rarely got involved in fundraising activities for a charity but I made an exception last year and am very glad I did.

‘When SFAD sent us information about the Kiltwalk, we shared it with our group and were surprised by their enthusiastic response. Knowing how people can become socially isolated as a result of the stigma associated with addiction I expected that they might be reluctant to participate in such a public event. But I was wrong!

‘Fundraising proved to be a bit slow to start but our team eventually raised an amazing total of about £2,000. The actual event was a great success. An enjoyable walk through Edinburgh with thousands of other fundraisers, wearing our SFAD t-shirts and kilts (some of us!). It was also an excellent team-building exercise and helped us to break down a few barriers.

‘Family members affected by someone else’s misuse of substances badly need support and we are glad to have raised money that will help Scottish Families to reach more people. But, for me, it was also a memorable and positive experience – evidence that, despite the pain and despair we can recover. I recommend it!’

Best of all, if you think you can raise £100, anyone who joins #TeamSFAD will be given a free place at the Kiltwalk!

#TeamSFAD walkers will also get:

  • A Scottish Families t-shirt!
  • A fundraising pack to help you smash your fundraising goal

Everyone who signs up as part of #TeamSFAD will get to enjoy the whole Kiltwalk experience, as well as the above.

Sign-up now!

It is easy to register, to claim your free place please contact Fundraising Manager Sarah Nottingham on sarah@sfad.org.uk or call 0141 465 7523. We will then send you a unique registration code and instructions on how to join the team.