Dinosaur Day 2022

Dinosaur Day is our annual fundraiser, taking place on the 19th June.

By joining in, you’ll help us reach more families with our vital services and support, and have fun!

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There are lots of ways you can get involved with Dinosaur Day, from hosting a bake sale to setting up a Facebook Fundraiser. As a thank you for fundraising for us, we’ll give you a £5 voucher to spend in our Fledglings store for every £50 you raise. If you’d prefer, you can gift the voucher to one of the low-income families we support.

Why we need your help

We’re raising funds this Dinosaur Day so we can continue to change the lives of families with disabled children with our vital services and information. We’ll continue to tackle the inequalities faced by families with disabled children, 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 Dinosaur Day, below.

How you can get involved

Set up a Facebook Fundraiser

The easiest way to fundraise is by setting up a Facebook Fundraiser and asking your friends and family to donate. You can do it from the comfort of your sofa and it only takes a couple of minutes! For every £50 you raise, we’ll give you a £5 Fledglings voucher, which you can either spend yourself or gift to a low-income family we support.

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Fundraise for us

Have fun and raise money with a dinosaur themed fundraiser – you could host a bake sale, or dress up as a dinosaur for the day! For every £50 you raise, we’ll give you a £5 Fledglings voucher, which you can either spend yourself or gift to a low-income family we support.

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Donate

For families with disabled children, your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate £5 or £500. Every little bit helps.

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Spread the word!

We’ll be posting about Dinosaur Day on all our social media accounts over the next few weeks. We’d be so grateful if you could share our posts with your friends and family.

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The inspiration behind Dinosaur Day

The inspiration behind Dinosaur Day 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

If you would like to find out more, please feel free to get in touch by emailing webteam@contact.org.uk. We’d love to hear from you!