Today several brave Changing Places campaigners will be taking part in a “Looathon” to raise awareness of Changing Places Toilets.
The Looathon will take place on Friday 11th May from 10 am at the Bathstore on Baker Street. Sarah Brisdion and other campaigners who are joining her will take turns sitting on the two loos in the shop window. A mock-up of a dirty toilet floor will show customers some of the realities of having to be changed on a public toilet floor if there are no proper provisions. The stunt has two goals; to raise awareness for the unmet need for Changing Places and to fundraise for a Changing Places fund within Muscular Dystrophy UK, the co-chairs of the Changing Places Consortium. The funds raised will be used for a Changing Places toilet project.
Level Playing Field believes that everyone deserves appropriate toilet facilities and recommends that Changing Places facilities are installed at all sports venues.
An increasing number of clubs and venues have already introduced Changing Places including:
Arsenal – Emirates Stadium
Brighton and Hove Albion – AMEX Stadium
Chesterfield FC – Proact Stadium
Everton – Goodison Park
Leicester City – King Power Stadium
Liverpool – Anfield Stadium
Manchester City – Etihad Stadium
Manchester United – Old Trafford
Milton Keynes Dons – Stadium MK
Newcastle United – St James’ Park
O2 Arena – London
Principality Stadium – Cardiff
Southampton – St Marys Stadium
Tranmere Rovers – Prenton Park
Tottenham Hotspur – Wembley Stadium and new stadium due to open in August 2018.
Watford – Vicarage Road
West Ham – London Stadium
Level Playing Field would like to wish the best of luck to everyone taking part.