Give at Christmas

In what should be a warm, communal time of the year, Christmas can often be an isolating time for families with disabled children.

Our work to reduce isolation in the last year includes providing opportunities for 12,000 parents to come together at workshops and events, and linking up 179,000 parents with children of specific rare conditions.

Help us this Christmas to reach out to more families with disabled children, by donating online or by asking friends and family to donate to us in lieu of cards or gift.

What difference will my money make?

There are thousands of families with disabled children in the UK. Your money will go towards helping families overcome the sometimes, enormous challenges they face. Your money will help:

  • make families less isolated - just one day out can make such a difference to disabled children and their families - read our report on isolation [PDF] to find out more about the situations families face.
  • provide specialist training and information for parents - including behaviour that challenges, managing sleep problems, managing debts and the common challenges that families face
  • help parents deal with the financial pressures they face - we found out it cost three times more to raise a child with a disability compared to one without. We help parent carers have access to the help they need. Our advisers help over 900 people a month over the phone and over 1,000 people face to face.

Read more about the challenges of raising a disabled child in the UK in the parent stories section and see what difference your money can make.

Give at Christmas to Contact

To find out more on how you can celebrate with Contact, request your special pack by phoning our fundraising team on 020 7608 8786 or emailing fundraising@contact.org.uk.