Horsham Football Club is proud to become the first football club in Sussex to be registered as a supporter of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard scheme.ย 

The scheme originated in 2016 when employees at London’s Gatwick Airport were seeking a solution to recognising when a passenger may have a non-obvious disability. The creation of a lanyard with a simple sunflower design on a green background was intended to be a subtle but visible sign that would enable staff to recognise that the wearer (or someone with them) may require some extra help, time or assistance when moving through the airport.

“The Lanyard scheme is becoming more and more recognisable throughout the community, at places like supermarkets, rail stations and leisure facilities, and I am delighted that Horsham Football Club is now also in a position to support the scheme” said Hornets’ Community Liaison Officer, Ian Burlinson.

“We are proud of our inclusivity and would like to reassure those who have a ‘hidden disability’ such as autism, learning disability, visual or hearing impairment, that they are welcome at The Camping World Community Stadium where trained matchday staff will be available to provide help and assistance.”

Anyone with a hidden disability that has concerns about attending a match at the CWCS can contact Ian at horshamfc.community@yahoo.com.

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