Monday 3 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and ‘Be You’ are organising a number events across multiple sites to support this.
In preparation, there is a Lunch and Learn session on Thursday 29 November in Finsbury Dials café at 12.00pm where we have guest speaker Kelly Gallagher MBE Paralympic Gold Medallist, talking about how she has overcome adversity.
Tickets are limited so confirm your space today.
This talk will also be available remotely for those in Bolton, Chesterfield, Branch and other locations if you still wish to attend.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities exists not only to raise awareness of different conditions, but more importantly it is a day where people come together to celebrate difference, no matter their situation. This day is also known as the 'Purple Light Up' with businesses all over the UK showing their support by lighting their buildings up in purple.
'Why purple?' I hear you say. Purple is a colour people with disabilities have been using to identify themselves for roughly 7 years now. This originated from a Politician referring to the spending power of disabled people as the 'purple pound'.
One of ‘Be You’s' golden rules is “We recognise that everyone is different and with that, no personal situation shall take priority over another or will ever be dismissed” and because of that we want everyone to join us whether they are in branch, in a Customer Support Centre of even in Supply Chain by wearing purple on Monday 3 December to show their support.
Key things Post Office are doing:
- Sign up for the lunch and learn on 29 November
- Show your support on 3 December by wearing something purple.