The head of a charity which helps the children of alcoholics is to have a royal audience to promote her work.
Hilary Henriques, CEO of National Assocation for Children of Alcoholics, has been invited to meet the Queen at Westminster Hall on June 5 as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
NACOA, a national charity based in Bristol, provides information, advice and support to anyone affected by their parents' drinking.
It was founded in 1990 to address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem.Patrons include supermodel Elle Macpherson and Callum Best, son of football legend, George. He talked about the problems he faced when growing up because of his father's drinking problem.
NACOA estimates well over a million children in the UK suffer as a result of an adult's drink or drug addiction. It speaks to children through a helpline and email. Soon it will introduce a text and blogging service.
Callum Best has supported their work for several years.
The charity has a free, confidential helpline - 0800 358 3456 and can also be contacted here.