Seeking Crowdfunding for a Changing Places Facility for Westward Ho!
Published: 11 October 2023
Changing Places facilities are fully accessible toilets, designed to help bring major, life enhancing freedoms to the 14.1 million disabled people and the 250,000 people with complex needs in the UK who are unable to use a standard toilet.
"Imagine having to change your son, daughter or partner on the floor of a public toilet. Imagine how you would feel if you were that person on that floor. Sadly, there are thousands of disabled people and families who do not have to use their imagination. For them, this is a daily reality."
Northam Town Council is proud to announce it has launched a Crowdfunder page to support provision of a facility in Westward Ho! Park. This installation would be completed working with Torridge District Council and Government Funding. Unfortunately, the match funding is time limited, the project will need to be completed by 31st March 2024.
This facility would significantly complement the existing provision in the Park for those with disabilities. The Park already boasts a disability friendly play area with a number of suitable pieces of equipment. The Council is also working with the Lawn Tennis Association to refurbish the tennis courts and these will be accessed by provision of ramps. It is also hoped to provide some training/coaching opportunities for disabled people there.
The Crowdfunder has a target of £8000. Please respond urgently and be as generous as you possibly can. There are a number of excellent rewards available for those donating.
The page can be accessed by following the link A Changing Places Facility for Westward Ho! - a Community crowdfunding project in Northam by Northam Town Council (crowdfunder.co.uk), or copying and pasting https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/westwardhochangingplacesfacility.