It’s big. It’s green. And it’s finally here – happy DinoDay!

2 mins read

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Tags: dinoday, dinosaur day

Today is DinoDay, our annual event to raise vital funds for Contact’s support services for families with disabled children. Hundreds of incredible families across the UK have been taking on 19 activities in the Stomp & Roar Challenge to raise money while having fun.

A huge, dinosaur-sized thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!

The importance of DinoDay

Today is all about raising awareness of Cameron Mathieson and his family’s successful campaign to stop Disability Living Allowance (DLA) payments from being taken away from children who spent over 12 weeks in hospital.

We supported Cameron and his family in challenging this unfair rule. As a result, no other family with a child who spends long periods in hospital has been denied this essential financial support.

Today is Cameron’s birthday, so we are thinking of his family during this difficult time. We also want to say thank you for everything they have done for other families in similar situations.

The money raised from DinoDay will help us continue to campaign for a fairer society and more support for families with disabled children.

Cameron Mathieson smiling in hospital with his toys

There’s still time to take on the DinoDay Challenge!

It’s not too late to get involved in our DinoDay Challenge before our fundraiser officially closes on 15 July! Simply register for your free t-shirt and then set up your fundraiser. We’ll ship your t-shirt and activity tracker once you have one donation.

The challenge you take on is entirely up to you – just make sure the number 19 is involved! Join our DinoDay Facebook group for challenge inspiration and to meet the other families who are taking part.

Could you support us with a small donation instead?

You can help us reach our £25,000 target by making a small donation to Contact (make sure you select DinoDay in the reason for donating).

A donation today could help us continue vital projects like By Your Side, supporting families while their child is seriously ill in hospital, like we did for Cameron Mathieson’s. Our parent advisers provide parents with emotional and practical support when they need it the most.