The Beacon supports first Purple Tuesday

The Beacon is supporting Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping day – next Tuesday (November 13)...

The Beacon is supporting Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping day – next Tuesday (November 13).

The aim of the day is to recognise the importance and needs of disabled customers and promote inclusive shopping.

Eastbourne Blind Society, Eastbourne Shopmobility and the Eastbourne Access Group will be in the Centre from 10am until 4pm to talk to customers and answer any questions they may have.

The Blind Society will give store managers the chance to wear special glasses to understand what it is like to have a visual impairment.

This is an awareness raising day to help everyone think about ways in which disabled customers can be assisted on a long-term basis.

The Beacon Manager Bill Plumridge said: “We are delighted to support the first Purple Tuesday event and really pleased that we have had such a positive response from our stores who are committed to becoming more accessible.”

Purple Tuesday is being co-ordinated by disability organisation Purple, with backing from the Department of Work and Pensions.

Purple Tuesday’s Corporate Services Manager Kristine Alderman said: “I, and the rest of Purple, are so excited about Purple Tuesday. Not just for the day itself, but for what it can achieve.”