This Christmas the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is supporting @alAlzheimer's Society - South East England, People First Dorset and Sight Support Ryedale. For every candle, bauble, poetry book and teddy sold we will donate £1 to the respective charity.
Laura Kerr, Manager of People First Dorset, said: "We were thrilled to find out the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower wanted to support our work. Many of our members have a hidden disability and so a scheme like this, with its positive emblem, could make all the difference to someone having a good experience from others when out in the community’.
Sight Support Ryedale commented: "The Sunflower Hidden Disability scheme has been welcomed by blind and partially sighted people living in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Wearing the sunflower-branded range of discreet identifiers restores a person’s confidence to shop and travel independently, knowing that they will be given the space, time and additional support they need. Sight Support Ryedale is delighted to be benefitting from the sale of Sunflower Candles; the proceeds will be used to provide Sunflower hidden disability identifiers to more people across our very rural area.”
Tim Wilkins, Service User Involvement Officer – West Sussex, Alzheimer’s Society, said: "The Sunflower Lanyard continues to be worn by a number of people affected by dementia and many others with hidden disabilities in West Sussex. It indicates to staff in some shops, on public transport, in airports etc that the person may require some support. For so many a disability is not visible and the voluntary wearing of a Sunflower lanyard can make a difference in a number of places."