Cen­tre’s back­ing for­loos sig­nage

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Ni­cola Find­lay

EK, East Kil­bride is back­ing an in­spi­ra­tional cam­paign by a teenager to recog­nise ‘in­vis­i­ble’ dis­abil­i­ties.

The shop­ping and leisure cen­tre is the lat­est or­gan­i­sa­tion to in­stall sig­nage on its ac­ces­si­ble toi­lets that has been spe­cially-de­signed by Grace Warnock.

The 13-year-old, who was di­ag­nosed with Crohn’s disease aged nine, be­came frus­trated when she faced crit­i­cism for us­ing dis­abled toi­lets and so de­cided to do some­thing about it.

The award-win­ning Ed­in­burgh school­girl’s creative de­sign – which clearly shows that not all dis­abil­i­ties are ‘vis­i­ble’ – is now be­ing used in mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Cen­tre direc­tor Ian McLel­land said: “Grace has cam­paigned tire­lessly over the past few years and as a re­sult has helped to change per­cep­tions and im­prove the lives of those with dis­abil­i­ties across Scot­land. ‘Grace’s Sign’ is a truly in­spi­ra­tional ini­tia­tive and EK, East Kil­bride is de­lighted to give its back­ing to the cam­paign.”

The sig­nage is now on all shop­ping cen­tre toi­lets.

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