50,000 “red cord cards” distributed in bid to make accessible toilets safer
Written by centralfmnews on August 9, 2019
A campaign’s aiming to make accessible public toilets safer.
Charity ‘Euan’s Guide’ are urging members of the public not to tie up red cords – which are pulled in an emergency situation.
The cord is often out of reach, leaving those in distress unable to use it.
They’ve distributed 50,000 cards across the country, aiming to get their message across.
Euan MacDonald, co-founder of the charity Euan’s Guide said: “We’re delighted to hear how many people now carry Red Cord Cards around with them wherever they go, untying cords and adding our cards to all the accessible toilets that they visit. It is also great to see that venues are ordering their own Red Cord Cards to alert all of their toilet users to the importance of these cords. Our aim is to have a Red Cord Card in every accessible toilet across the UK, but this is only going to be possible with the help and support of more people and businesses across the country.”
Members of the public can request Red Cord Cards at no charge from the charity by going to www.euansguide.com/redcord. Public places and businesses can also request Red Cord Cards for their premises in return for a small donation to the charity.