Damien Moore MP joined families from Southport in Parliament to celebrate the amazing work families do when caring for a disabled child.
The event was organised by Contact, a national charity that supports families with disabled children.
At the event Damien Moore MP met Caleb Cunningham, a 13 year old from Southport who was runner up in the Sibling category, the award recognised the outstanding care he has shown for his 15 year old brother Noah, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Commenting, Damien Moore MP said:
“It has been an extremely moving afternoon and I want to applaud Caleb and all the families with disabled children at Contact’s awards ceremony. It is important to remember that families with disabled children give back to our community and economy in so many different ways, and it was fantastic to be able to celebrate this.”
Commenting, Amanda Batten, CEO at Contact said:
“It is wonderful to be able to celebrate all the positives that come along with being a family with a disabled child.
“At Contact we are all about families and, because of the nature of the services we offer, we naturally hear a lot about when things go wrong for families – struggling to get the right services and support for their child, public attitudes to disability or pressure on relationships for instance. We established our unique awards to recognise when things go right too. We were overwhelmed by the 500 nominations we received and the inspiring stories families told us. Well done to all our finalists - they are all champions in our eyes!”
For further information please contact Damien Moore at Damien.firstname.lastname@example.org or 4 Post Office Avenue, Southport, PR9 0US.