Some days you have to be brave. Here is a photo like no other that I am likely to ever share again. Please be kind, I did it to raise awareness of something really, really important.
Would you take a photo of yourself on the toilet?
No? Because it is a personal matter? Something which should be done in private?
I agree. But what happens to all the Elves (and people) who need a Changing Places toilet when they go to places which don’t have one? It is horrible, in fact, it is so much more horrible than people seeing a photo of you sat on the loo.
Sometimes they end up being hauled from their wheelchair and manhandled to a toilet floor in order to get cleaned up.
I know of Elves (and people) who have been changed in public areas, “hidden” behind bushes, or by someone holding a coat up to try to preserve their already lost dignity.
That is so much worse than my photo, which is why I ask that you share it and ask everyone you know to sign this petitionto ask supermarkets to give all Elves and all people the dignity they deserve.
I had a horrible experience at a Sainsbury’s store last week, but the same thing happens in stores across the country. Nothing will change unless there is legal action or huge public pressure. I am a small Elf, I don’t really want to have to become embroilled in legal action against a big supermarket, so I am hoping that people will help by coming together to tell them that all Elves matter.
My photo was taken at Cornwall Services where they care for all Elves and all people. Life shouldn’t be about toilets, it should be about having fun and living well, but toilets make that possible.
Cornwall Services, you are definitely on the nice list!
Alfie the Elf.x