The DinoDay Challenge

DinoDay takes place on 19 June every year to raise funds for our vital support services for families with disabled children.

This year families across the UK had lots of fun taking part in our Stomp & Roar 19-day Challenge.

We’ll be opening up registration for the 2024 challenge soon, so watch this space!


Why we need your help

We’re raising funds this DinoDay so we can continue to change the lives of families with disabled children with our vital services and information. The money will also help us campaign to tackle the inequalities that families with disabled children face, like we did for Cameron Mathieson’s family and the thousands of others since. You can read more about Cameron’s story, the inspiration behind DinoDay below.

How you can get involved

Take part in our 19-day fundraising challenge and get a free t-shirt!

Walk 19 miles, draw 19 dinosaurs or visit the park 19 times – whatever you choose to do this June as part of our DinoDay Challenge is up to you – as long as the number 19 is involved! Just ask you friends and family to sponsor you so we can support more disabled children and their families.

We’ll send everyone who registers a free DinoDay t-shirt for their child and a printed activity tracker.

Please note that registration for the challenge will open in early 2024.


The inspiration behind DinoDay

The inspiration behind DinoDay is Cameron Mathieson who had both Cystic Fibrosis and Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and sadly passed away when he was five years old after spending over two years in hospital.

At that time, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was taken away from children who spent over 12 weeks in hospital. Here at Contact, we supported the Mathieson family’s legal challenge to this unfair rule. With our support, the family won their case at the Supreme Court and since then, no other family with a child who spends long periods in hospital has been denied this essential financial support.

Cameron loved dinosaurs – or as he called them, Dowsers – and his favourite Dowser was a green triceratops called Troy.

Cameron Mathieson Dinoday

Get in touch

For more information about DinoDay or to ask any questions you may have about fundraising for Contact please email or read our DinoDay FAQs.