Peter is raising money for a memorial bench for Jimmy McIntosh MBE, a much loved and missed disability rights campaigner.
by EDG in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Great job Peter. I really miss Jimmy as a friend and colleague. I can still picture his lovely smile and that twinkle in his eye - usually when he was having a laugh at my expense about the football! His passion for equal rights and speaking up for others was there every day of his life. He was a true inspiration to me ❤️
Jimmy was my friend and hero for many years. I sat on many groups with him at SCLD and the Scottish Government but i was most inspired by Jimmy coming to meetings to advocate for inclusive education. He cared about everyone and always had a smile and a lovely girl to support him. His ability to help everyone was what made him Jimmy.
100 years since some women gained the vote. Only 36 years ago since Jimmy had to fight for the vote for himself and other disabled people incarcerated. It is something to acknowledge injustice but the difference is made by those who challenge and fight injustice.
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