Purple Tuesday 12th November
Motherwell Shopping Centre will go purple Tuesday the 12th of November. The purpose is to back and support Purple Tuesday, UK’s second accessible shopping day. Hundreds of balloons and ribbons will be placed along Brandon Parade South and in the street furniture to raise awareness on inclusive shopping and the benefits this has for disabled people and retailers.
Geraldine ElMasrour, the Centre’s Manager, highlights the importance of backing this initiative. “We work to make sure everyone can enjoy an inclusive shopping experience. Purple Tuesday is a great initiative to emphasise exactly this and focus on the benefits that accessibility brings to the whole community”.
The Centre parking facilities are endowed with more spaces for disabled people than legally required. All of our shops are on ground level and the existence of a service such as Shopmobility in the town centre makes it easier for people with mobility issues to access the premises.
Sam Hunter from the Disability Access Panel provided the Motherwell Shopping Centre staff with visual impairment training Friday 8th November 2019. On Monday 11th November, the Customer Service Team will receive training from North Lanarkshire Deaf Services Charity.