08 March, 2017
The Colostomy Association is delighted to announce that Lord’s, the ‘Home of Cricket’ has joined our Stoma Friendly Society campaign.
In time for the 2017 season, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of Lord’s has made changes to facilities so that they are now ‘stoma friendly’. This means that all accessible toilets in the ground include a shelf, hook and bin. The ground will also display ‘not all disabilities are visible’ signage to help reduce the discrimination that many people with an ‘invisible condition’, such as a stoma face.
The Colostomy Association is currently campaigning to create a ‘stoma friendly society’. This includes encouraging organisations across the UK to improve toilet facilities for people who have a stoma with the provision of a shelf, hook and bin, and to display suitable signage on accessible toilets to reduce discrimination
Monty Taylor, Colostomy Association Chairman said: “We are delighted that Lord’s Cricket Ground have made changes to their accessible toilet facilities. Having a suitable space to change a colostomy bag can make such a difference. It is excellent news that such a prestigious sporting facility has joined our campaign.”
Russell Seymour, MCC Sustainability Manager said: “We work very hard to make sure that Lord’s caters to every supporter who comes here, and the introduction of stoma friendly toilets is part of that effort. We are pleased to be working with the Colostomy Association on this, and fully support their stoma friendly society campaign.”
Any organisation wishing to find out more about stoma friendly toilets or ‘not all disabilities are visible’ stickers can visit or campaign page or call us on 0118 939 1537