The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole has recently installed completely accessible toilets and The Dorset Children Foundation’s mascot Dorsey Bear paid a visit and gave them a furry thumbs up.
Dorsey was joined by many of the children that are supported by the charity to show their gratitude. Accessible toilets like this are rare and sadly many facilities are lacking, thus leaving parents of disabled children few options when is comes to changing their child.
Patsy Hallmey the charity’s Founder said: “It’s about time that proper facilities for disabled children should be all over our High Streets and disgusting that in most places you have to change your vulnerable child on a dirty toilet floor. It’s fantastic to see what they have done at the Dolphin Shopping Centre and I do hope others follow suit.”
Dorsey and the children were met by John Grinnell, the Centre Manager who commented: “It was great to meet with the Dorset Children’s Foundation this morning to show them around the centre’s new toilets. The foundation aims to improve the lives of local sick and disabled children and we hope these new and improved facilities will go some way towards making the work they do easier.”
“We’re receiving fantastic feedback about our new toilets and are pleased to be able to provide better facilities to aid those with disabilities. The new toilets are part of the centre’s £26 million programme of investment with Legal & General.”
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