We just sent our 30,000th Red Cord Card!
It’s official: we’ve just posted our 30,000th Red Cord Card! The 30,000th card is on its way to Caernarfon in Wales, but there are thousands of Red Cord Cards raising awareness all over the UK. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has used a Red Cord Card to help make accessible loos safer! Now we’re aiming for 50,000…
What is a Red Cord Card?
You might have spotted one of our Red Cord Cards in an accessible loo, there are 30,000 of them helping to keep emergency red cords untangled around the country! Red Cord Cards are pocket-sized notices that raise awareness of safety in accessible toilets.
The text on each card says: ‘This red emergency cord must hang freely all the way to the floor. If it does not, it may prevent a disabled person from asking for help.’
The cards are splash-proof to protect them from sinks, designed to easily slide onto emergency cords without setting off the alarm, and printed in an easy-to-read font.
Let’s reach 50,000!
30,000 is good, but 50,000 Red Cord Cards is amazing! Help us raise awareness until everybody understands why emergency red cords must reach all the way to the floor. You can help by requesting Red Cord Cards, hanging them wherever you spot an emergency cord (good or bad), and by spreading the word on social media using #RedCordCard and #SetTheCordsFree.
Did you know?
In the first year they were launched, we distributed over 10,000 Red Cord Cards!
We translated our first Red Cord Card in 2015 to celebrate World Toilet Day. It was a Welsh Red Cord Card created for the Welsh Assembly!
Join our Red Cord Card group!
To celebrate the release of our 30,000th Red Cord Card, we’re launching a new Facebook group to share your Red Cord Card finds and fixes! Every day you’ve been sharing photos of Red Cord Cards in action with us on social media, so we’ve created a place for us all to chat about accessible loos, share photos and tell stories of emergency red cord fixes.
It’s also a quick place to request more Red Cord Cards! To join the group on Facebook, click here.