Leaving a legacy

How would you like to be remembered? After taking care of your loved ones, help us to be there for families with disabled children now and in the future and leave a gift in your will to continue to help families in need of our support. 

There are thousands of families with disabled children in the UK. Your money is incredibly important to the work Contact does – not just for the families with disabled children who need us now – but for the parents and families to come. 

Leave a legacy

Find out more on how you can leave a gift in your will to Contact, get in touch with our fundraising team on 020 7608 8786 or emailing fundraising@contact.org.uk

What difference will my money make? 

Your money will go towards helping families overcome the sometimes enormous challenges they face. Your money will help us: 

  • 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 and see what difference your money can make. 

Kathleen’s giving story 

When a car accident killed her fiancée, Kathleen Barnett was left very seriously disabled. Her stepmother Ivy devoted her entire life to Kathleen’s care. 

When she passed away, Kathleen left a gift of £50,000 to Contact West Midlands in memory of herself and her stepmother. In the last year alone, their legacy went towards giving 1,000 families and professionals in the west midlands area vital financial information that helped keep families afloat.