Contact have launched a new iniative called Styled by the Kids day happening on the 27th October . Styled by the Kids is a new iniative where the children are put firmly in charge of the nation’s wardrobes and dictate how the adults in their lives dress for the entire day – all to raise money for families with disabled children.
The idea behind the campaign is by letting the kids use their flair for fashion to style you, you can help raise money for Contact. Contact state: “Whether you are heading to work, doing the weekly shop or going to the park, let the kids choose your outfit on 27 October – and style it out with pride!”
How do you get involved?
Sign up today on their Styled by the Kids webpage. Once you’re in, they’ll send you your Styled by the Kids guide with everything you need. Included in the pack is a fundraising guide, stickers to wear on the day and inspiring ideas to make the day fun for everyone.
To raise money simply set up an online giving page – read advice on this.
What your support means
There is a desperate lack of services and support for the 620,000 parents in the UK who care for a disabled child.
As a result, families face a huge range of challenges and many feel isolated and alone. Coping with extra financial costs and practical challenges can put an enormous strain on daily life, with families more likely to face emotional issues, stress and anxiety.
Contact were founded in the 1970s by families of disabled children, who recognised that even if their child’s conditions were different, they shared a common experience – of being a family with a disabled child. They understood how important it is to support each other. Today the charity provide a numvber of services for the families of disabled children including a freephone helpline, fundraising and workshops. For more information see: https://www.cafamily.org.uk/what-we-do/our-services/