GrainCorp's silos at Carrington light up for International Day of People with Disability

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: The Carrington grain silos will follow other landmarks, including Sydney Town Hall and Melbourne's Federation Square, which lit up last year to mark the International Day of People with Disability.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: The Carrington grain silos will follow other landmarks, including Sydney Town Hall and Melbourne's Federation Square, which lit up last year to mark the International Day of People with Disability.

CARRINGTON’s grain silos will be lit up each night until December 3 in the lead-up to the International Day of People with Disability.

The display can be seen from the Honeysuckle precinct and was organised by local not-for-profit LeapFrog ability and GrainCorp to raise awareness for the United Nations sanctioned event.

The day is aimed at challenging myths associated with disabled people and promoting inclusion.

LeapFrog said it chose orange and blue as the display colours because they reflected “equality and accessibility, harmony and diversity”.

LeapFrog CEO Anthony Mitchell said the Hunter had always been inclusive of disabled people.

“What better way to recognise that than by lighting up the Carrington grain silos, an icon of our long industrial heritage,” he said.

Celebrations this year coincide with LeapFrog’s own 20th anniversary, which will involve community celebrations across the region.

“This is our way of recognising and thanking the Hunter community,” Mr Mitchell said.

The silos have previously been lit up for NAIDOC week, breast cancer awareness and autism awareness.

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