Friends of Sandall Park are teaming up with Doncaster disability adaptions firm RISE (almost opposite the park on Shaw Wood estate) to raise money and install a new Changing Places toilet in the park.
We’ve been on the campaign trail for 3 years, but Rise have stepped up and are giving voice to our campaign, as well as their support, business acumen and assistance in achieving our goal. Changing Places are specialist toilets designed to be used by people with complex disabilities, their families, and carers. Larger than a standard accessible toilet, Changing Places feature an adult-sized changing bed and a ceiling hoist.
With a Changing Place in the park, it would enable these families to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities in Sandall Park that many of us take for granted. They would be able to come and spend the entire day without worrying about the lack of safe, hygienic toilets with the all-important hoist and changing bed. We have spoken to numerous families who have to leave when a toilet is required – and it spoils the day for the whole family.
Together with Rise, we aim to gather support and funding from the local community and businesses to be able install this vital facility.
If anyone wishes to donate they can do so by going to our Crowdfunding page here