Blogs

Welcome to our blogs, where you can read real-life stories from the families we support.

If you would like to write a blog, we'd love to hear from you. Email web.team@contact.org.uk to find out more.

Please note that the opinions expressed on these blogs are the author's own views and not necessarily those of Contact.

Manchester mum inspired to run London marathon to raise awareness of her daughter’s health condition

Contact is lucky to have a wonderful team of 19 amazing runners taking part in this year’s London Marathon. We are inspired and humbled by their tremendous training and fundraising efforts, and will be finding out a bit more about them in the weeks leading up to the big day.

Written by Contact at 12:06

Hertfordshire teacher takes on London Marathon challenge before becoming a dad

Contact is lucky to have a wonderful team of 19 amazing runners taking part in this year’s London Marathon. We are inspired and humbled by their tremendous training and fundraising efforts, and will be finding out a bit more about them in the weeks leading up to the big day.

Written by Contact at 07:00

Newport dad inspired to run London Marathon to help children with same health condition

Contact is lucky to have a wonderful team of 19 amazing runners taking part in this year’s London Marathon. We are inspired and humbled by their tremendous training and fundraising efforts.

Written by Contact at 11:10

Three cheers for Contact’s marathon miracles - meet our first runner Claire

Over the next few weeks we will be finding out a bit more about them, cheering on their tremendous training efforts and sending them good luck wishes for the big day. Here Claire Gillick from Tonbridge tells us why she is running one of the most famous road races in the world, to raise money for Contact.

Written by Contact at 10:49

An outsider's view of the powerful impact of parent carer participation

Janet joined us at the 2018 National Event for parent carer forums. This year's event marks 10 years of parent carer participation. In this blog, Janet shares what the 10 years mean to her - as someone who isn't a parent of a disabled child.

Written by Contact at 16:42