Donate to Contact on Giving Tuesday

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Tuesday 29 November 2022

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Today we launch our Winter Appeal 2022, and we’re asking you to make a donation so we can continue to be a lifeline for thousands of families in the coming months.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. Coming after consumer sales campaigns like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the day is an opportunity for charities like us to say why donations make such a difference.

This year, we’re asking those who can to support our work helping families with disabled children through the cost of living crisis.

Families like Taran and Skye need us

This winter, thousands of families with seriously ill and disabled children won’t be able to afford to run the life-saving electrical equipment their child relies on.

Dad Taran from Kent is a full-time carer to two-year-old Skye. Skye has chronic lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and complex medical needs after being born four months premature. Taran and Skye launched our Out of Energy research on Channel 4 News.

“I haven’t paid the electricity bill for two months now. I have no idea what to do. I can’t not give her oxygen, but I can’t afford to run the equipment that keeps her alive. If she gets pneumonia, it will be life-threatening.

“Choosing between breathing or freezing isn’t a choice anyone should be made to do.”

Taran, dad and full-time carer to Skye

How we’re supporting families

With our high-quality, independent information and advice, families can get the help they’re entitled to – more important than ever as the cost of living crisis bites.

Our workshops bring families together to learn about their rights and discover new skills. Our Listening Ear service offers vital emotional support to struggling parent carers.

And we won’t stop campaigning until the government provides the essential targeted support families with disabled children need.

Donate to our Winter Appeal

Help us be there for families like Taran and Skye this winter.