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  • Campaign round up: punching above our weight in 2019

    Monday 23rd December 2019

    Our Head of Campaigns, Una Summerson, outlines how this year more families than ever before have got involved with our campaigns and helped us raise awareness in the media. Thanks to your support we have been a force for change in a difficult funding and political climate and will continue to do so in 2020.

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  • Contact supporter on Sky Sports tonight

    Friday 20th December 2019

    Jockey and Contact supporter Robbie Walsh will appear tonight on Sky Sports Racing’s Get In programme to talk about the work he is doing for Contact.

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  • Latest edition of HemiHelp magazine out today!

    Wednesday 18th December 2019

    The winter edition of the HemiHelp magazine is out today!

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  • Meet Victoria and Oshi

    Tuesday 17th December 2019

    I'm Victoria, mum to Oshi, aged three, who has a rare genetic condition. We're coming to the end of Contact's 40th year helping families like mine. If you're able to, please think about donating £4 a month to support this wonderful charity.

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  • Reaching new heights at HemiHelp's ‘Meet Up & Try Climbing’!

    Tuesday 17th December 2019

    20 children with hemiplegia and their families met at Rock Over Climbing in central Manchester on Sun 16th November, for a day of challenges, new friends and shared experiences.

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  • Christmas opening hours for our advice helpline

    Wednesday 11th December 2019

    Our helpline will be closed from 12 midday on Tuesday 24th December and then will re-open on Thursday 2nd January at the usual time of 9.30am – 5pm.

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  • Read how we support siblings

    Wednesday 11th December 2019

    Hello, I’m Joanne, mum to eight-year-old Faith and ten-year-old Andrew who has Batten disease, a rare and life-limiting condition. Faith has been a great sister to Andrew, comforting him if he seems distressed, reading him stories and sitting next to him in his chair for a wee chat.

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  • Our Christmas Shop is now open!

    Thursday 5th December 2019

    In our Fledglings shop, we have a new exciting selection of gifts and stocking fillers to help you and your child have a more relaxing and fun holiday season!

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  • Share your top Xmas tips!

    Wednesday 4th December 2019

    Christmas is just around the corner and before we all know it, it’ll be THAT day again, so do you have any pearls of wisdom or top tips on how to survive all aspects of Christmas this year?

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  • Help a family thrive this Giving Tuesday

    Tuesday 3rd December 2019

    I'm the grandparent of a happy, funny, affectionate and beautiful six year old boy called Jamie. This Giving Tuesday, a global giving day, I'm asking you to support this charity who made us feel so welcome.

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