Martin Whitfield has visited his former school to help unveil the new Any Disability Sign, the successor to Grace’s Sign, which helps foster understanding of the needs of those living with hidden disabilities.
Preston Tower Primary School, formerly Prestonpans Primary School, was the first place to put up Grace’s Sign, some four years ago when she was a pupil at the school.
Now the campaign has come full circle with the new Any Disability Sign, which was inspired by Grace’s sign and has her support, succeeding the original on the door of an accessible toilet at the school.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
“From the beginning of the evolution of the Any Disability Sign from Grace’s original inspirational sign, we had always wanted to go back to where it all began, some four years ago, at Prestonpans Primary School.
“So I was delighted to go back to the school, which I know so well having taught there, to help unveil the new sign with Grace. It was fitting that the school should be among the first places to adopt the new sign, which builds on everything achieved by the Grace’s Sign campaign.
“It was her wonderful, thoughtful and creative idea, borne out of her own personal experience, which has led to much greater awareness and understanding of the needs of people living with unseen disabilities.
“Grace has inspired and uplifted many thousands of people across the UK and beyond who live with conditions which cannot always be seen. I’m sure that the Any Disability Sign she helped to create will go on to play a significant role in helping heighten awareness of this issue in the future.”