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Your last chance to nominate someone for a Together at 40 Award!

Tuesday 19th February 2019

As part of our 40th anniversary festivities this year, we have opened nominations for our Together at 40 Awards - celebrating the achievements of families with disabled children. You only have a week left to nominate so be quick!

Get your nominations in today by filling out this simple form.

It seems right that during our 40th birthday year, we shine a spotlight on the many positives that come with being a family with a disabled child and on the wonderful parent carer community we stand and work together with.

Amanda Batten, Chief Executive of Contact, said: "As a national charity, we often hear about when things go wrong for families, such as the difficulties of getting the right support. This isn't surprising as that's what we are here for. But it's important to recognise when things go right and come together to celebrate".

There are seven award categories, listed below. Once you've decided it's really simple, just fill in this form and explain why your nominee is a deserving winner and submit your nomination.

Nominations close on Monday 25th February. 

There are seven award categories are:

We Care about Rare Award 

This is your opportunity to nominate a child or family - it could be your own! - with a rare condition and how they champion being rare.

Grandparent Award

Your opportunity to tell us about all the wonderful and everyday things grandparents do for your family.

Parent Power Award

Nominate an individual family or a group of parents who have campaigned or worked together to make life better for other families with disabled children in their community.

Proudest Moment Award

Big or small, this is your chance to tell us about the challenges your disabled child has overcome that fill you with pride and makes you smile. 

Excellence in Parent Carer Participation Award

For local Parent Carer Forums who have gone that extra mile to champion partnership work and co-production with local councils or health services. 

Parent Carer Award

We want to hear about you or someone you know and the amazing things they do to make sure their disabled child and family can take part in everyday life. 

Sibling Award

Tell us about the often unseen but great things siblings do for their disabled brothers and sisters or that help make mum and dad's lives just that little bit easier.

So pick a category and get your nomination in

A panel of independent judges will choose a shortlist for each category. The finalists will be invited to an exciting gala awards evening at a central London location, where the winners will be announced.

Special thanks to our Together at 40 Award sponsors BioMarin and Fidelity International.