King's Lynn port among buildings lit up for people living with disabilities

Bentinck silo, at ABP's Port of King's Lynn, illuminated with purple lights on December 3.

Bentinck silo, at ABP's Port of King's Lynn, illuminated with purple lights on December 3, in support of Purple Light Up for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. - Credit: Stephen Waller/ABP

A significant King's Lynn landmark was among the buildings lit up across the world to mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The Associated British Ports (ABP) lit up nine of its 21 ports in purple to mark the international campaign - 'Purple Light Up' - on Friday, December 3.

The campaign aims to draw attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.

The 200ft tall Bentinck silo – one of Lynn’s major landmarks – was among those illuminated.

The silo is located on Bentinck dock, which is named after Lord Bentinck, who was member of parliament for the town between 1828 and 1848.

Alison Rumsey, ABP’s chief HR officer, said: “By lighting up our buildings across ports in purple, we wanted to highlight the valuable contribution that our colleagues living with disabilities make and express our gratitude to them for their dedication in keeping Britain trading.”

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