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14 December 2017

Changing Places toilet at V Festival

People in crowd at V Festival
V Festival organisers have continued to make their musical event accessible by continuing to support the Changing Places campaign and installed a Changing Places toilet facilities at both of their festival sites for 2010’s festival.

 

Robert and Mel, who both have a profound and multiple learning disability attended the festival to help promote the Changing Places campaign.

Jo Whiley, Radio 1 DJ, said: "British summertime means one thing to me - going to a festival - and most of us are lucky enough to be able to do so without too much worry. But for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities this often isn't the case as many festivals don't have suitable toilets for them to use.

"That's why it's great to see V festival's continued support for the Changing Places campaign and that they are once again providing suitable toilet facilities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. It makes me very happy to know that the joys of a British festival are accessible to a whole host of music lovers."

Rui Shang, who cares for Robert, who has a profound and multiple learning disability, said: “Robert loves music and he goes out to attend gigs in the local area almost every week. However, he has never been to a festival before, as every time we’ve thought about going we haven’t been able to take him due to the limitation of facilities. It’s brilliant that V festival has Changing Places toilets at the site – now Robert can get to see the bands he has plastered on his walls!”


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