Support for Contact’s Winter Appeal is needed now more than ever

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Monday 11 December 2023

Tags: winter appeal

There is a desperate lack of services and support for the 1.6 million disabled children in the UK and their families.

As living costs continue to skyrocket, families tell us they are struggling to keep afloat and thousands are unable to afford the life-saving electrical equipment their child relies on.

Contact has been providing a lifeline for these families for over 40 years, but as a charity, we rely on our generous funders, donors and everyone who supports our work by playing the Contact Weekly Lottery.

We need help now more than ever

We’re seeing unprecedented demand for our support services from families who don’t know where to turn.

A £5 donation each month this winter from you could mean struggling mums and dads can attend one of our parent workshops, speak to our parent advisers and get support from us when their child is in hospital.

Or you could be helping an eligible family get an average of £5,400 a year in the benefits they are entitled to when they call our Family Finance helpline.

You can also make a one-off donation.

Play our lottery and win big while funding our work

Our weekly lottery is a fun way to support our work.

For £1 a week, you’ll enter a draw to win up to £10,000 every Friday!

Like our recent winner, parent carer Samantha from Manchester, who was left speechless when she found out she had won £1,000 just before Christmas!

Help us be there for families in 2024 and beyond

By making a donation today you’ll be helping ensure we’re able to keep offering workshops and events that bring families together to support each other and feel less alone.

Our Listening Ear service and helpline and information and advice services will be able to carry on providing vital expert practical and emotional support to parent carers when they need us.

And your help will mean we won’t stop campaigning to change government policy so families with disabled children stop being left behind.

Watch Adele and Molly’s story