Crohn’s & Colitis UK are running a Toilet Sign Campaign which seeks to raise awareness of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) as a hidden disability.
Sufferers often face criticism from others for using an accessible toilet.
A Crawley Town fan approached the DSA (Disabled Supporters’ Association) to ask if the accessible toilets at the club could display this sign.
He told them: “Looking at me, you wouldn’t be able to tell that I had extra needs and can’t use an ordinary toilet.”
He said he’d often been given looks for using ones with just the disabled symbol.
This was discussed at a DSA meeting and Chair Barb Robinson approached Kelly Derham, Operations Director, to ask if these signs could be added. The club acted and now all 11 accessible toilets in and around the stadium display this sign.
The club joins the likes of Asda, Morisons and Tesco who are also now on board with the signage.