Cloonavin lights up purple to mark International Day of Disabled People.

Cloonavin lights up purple to mark International Day of Disabled People.

Fri, December 02, 2022

Cloonavin will light up purple to celebrate International Day of Disabled People on Saturday 3rd December.

This global event has the overall aim of breaking down barriers to inclusion and advocate for the rights of disabled people.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace said; “I am honoured to support Disability Actions Purple Light Up campaign by lighting up Cloonavin purple on Saturday 3rd December.

“I am proud to offer a range of accessible options for residents and visitors to our Borough including a disability hub at Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, accessible play parks and dedicated quiet time at events such as our recent accessible meet with Santa.

“Council will continue to work on the ongoing development of accessible projects.”

This year the theme is ‘Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world” and Disability Action have a partnership with Big Telly which uses digital technology to develop an inclusive art and performance space.  Disabled people and artists will perform in Recipe for Disaster with Paula McIntyre, Celebrity Chef. 

Greta Gurklyte, Public Engagement Officer at Disability Action said: “It is important that we take the time to celebrate disabled people on International Day for People with Disabilities.  This year we are delighted to have developed new and innovative ways which advance inclusion. 

“Celebrate by participating in the ‘Purple Light Up’ and wear purple on the 3rd of December.  It is more important than ever that disabled people are fully included in society.”

Disability Action is the largest Northern Ireland wide pan-disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities: physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities and mental health disabilities.

For further information please contact Nuala Toman, Head of Policy Disability Action on 07967 322639 or