Go back a step

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.

Or if you're not able to donate, you could really help by sharing Contact's appeal on your Twitter or Facebook page and help reach even more people!

"I'm doing my best and I'm not on my own"

I attended Contact's Brighter Beginnings workshops and I'm so pleased I went. Before this group I felt quite isolated. All the extra issues we had to deal with for Oshi stopped us going anywhere, and I ended up not wanting to leave the house.

It was such a relief to find the Brighter Beginnings group to be so friendly and welcoming.

The workshops increased my confidence and taught me that I'm doing the best I can. I found out so much information about local groups and organisations that could help us. I also made several friends, and we have met up since. I found that although our children's issues were different, we had a common understanding which I really appreciated.

Since doing the Brighter Beginnings workshops, my stress has reduced, as I'm now able to reassure myself I'm doing my best and I'm not on my own.

That's why I'm asking you if you can please donate to Contact's Changing Lives appeal, so they can continue to help families like ours.

And I know that not everyone is in a position to donate, so if you can even share Contact's appeal on Facebook or Twitter it'll be a huge help!

Thanks for reading my story,


Ps Have you visited Contact's Fledglings Christmas shop yet?