Northumberland goes purple for accessible shopping day
12 Nov 2018 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
Prudhoe is donning purple for the UK’s first accessible shopping day, Purple Tuesday, taking place on November 13th 2018.
Purple Tuesday will see Prudhoe Front Street officially join the campaign established to recognise the importance and needs of disabled consumers customers, highlight the difficulties disabled shoppers face and the measures that can be put in place to overcome them.
Purple Tuesday in Prudhoe has been organised by Prudhoe Community Partnership which is awarding a £100 prize to the best dressed purple shop front.
Prudhoe shops involved in the national day include Elizabeth Evans Opticians, Tyne Valley TV, Bed and Chair Centre, Wades Opticians, Ready Steady Knit, Ginevra’ Coffee Bar, Balls Fish and Chip Restaurant, The Co operative, Gilmour Estates, Prudhoe Library and Relate Charity Shop.
The national campaign is endorsed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Shoppers are also encouraged to show their support, by visiting their local shopping centre or high street on the day.
Councillor Gordon Stewart for Prudhoe South said: “I’m really pleased that the retail community in Prudhoe is getting involved in this brilliant campaign. It’s really important that local retail organisations come together as well as national businesses to make shopping enjoyable and accessible for everyone.”
Support is being shown in other areas of the county, including Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington.
To find out more about Purple Tuesday and how to get involved, visit: https://purpletuesday.org.uk/