DARLINGTON'S Cornmill Shopping Centre has installed a new Sunflower Selfie Wall as part of its ongoing support of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme.

The Cornmill is encouraging people to take a selfie at the Sunflower Wall and post on social media, using the hashtag #wearthesunflower to help raise awareness of the Sunflower Scheme.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a globally recognised symbol for non-visible disabilities, also known as hidden disabilities or invisible disabilities.

Not all disabilities are visible and people living with these often face barriers in their daily lives including a lack of understanding and negative attitudes.

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Thus, some choose to wear the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to discreetly identify that they may need support, help, or just a little more time in shops, transport or public spaces.

Susan Young, Centre Manager at the Cornmill Centre, said: “We are proud to support the Sunflower Scheme and hope that the introduction of our Sunflower Selfie Wall helps continue to raise awareness of this fantastic initiative.

"It’s important to remember that if you see someone wearing the sunflower logo, give them a little more space, a little more of your time and ask them if they need a little extra help”.

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In addition to the selfie wall, the Cornmill Centre is also giving away sunflower lanyards at the Cornmill Management offices on Priestgate or customers can speak to a member of the Cornmill Team on the mall who will be able to assist. 

The wall is located under the stairs on the lower-level mall, and customers are encouraged to take a selfie and post on social media, using the hashtag #wearthesunflower


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