Our annual fundraiser DinoDay is here – join the fun!

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Monday 19 June 2023

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Today is DinoDay, our annual event to raise vital funds to help us be there for families with disabled children. Hundreds of incredible families across the UK have been taking on the Stomp & Roar DinoDay Challenge this June to raise money and have some dino-themed fun.

Your family can join the fun too with our collection of dino-themed activities below.

The challenge has raised over £12,000 so far, which is fantastic! Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all our fundraisers. Like Tracey and her son Vinnie, who have helped make our first DinoDay challenge a roaring success.

What an amazing month of fundraising we have had. Thank you so much for the t-shirt and the opportunity to raise money for Contact.

We hosted a non-school uniform day, organised a dino-fun club for after school. For the challenge we walked and collected 19 sticks, leaves and flowers to make pictures with. It’s been amazing.

DinoDay fundraiser – Tracey

Have fun this DinoDay with our roar-some activities

This year, we’ve created lots of dino-themed activities so everyone can take part in DinoDay.

We have a fun dinosaur mask-making activity using paper plates, DinoDay recipes, 50 pages of dinosaur colouring-in sheets and a dinosaur word search!

And as part of our DinoDay schools’ pack we produced this special story about dinosaurs to celebrate what makes us all unique. Why not download a copy and read it with your child, it’s available as a PDF or as an online flick book.

The inspiration behind 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.

The money raised from DinoDay will help us continue to tackle the discrimination that families with disabled children face.

Cameron Mathieson Dinoday

Cameron had both Cystic Fibrosis and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and sadly passed away when he was five years old after spending over two years in hospital.

He loved dinosaurs – or as he called them, Dowsers – and his favourite Dowser was a green triceratops called Troy.

Read more about Cameron Mathieson and his amazing family.