A HUDDERSFIELD worker will be flying the flag for disabled rights on a special journey to Downing Street.
Chris Leigh, who works at manufacturing and employment services firm Remploy in Huddersfield, is also a pilot.
He has set off in his plane on a journey to each of Remploy's 81 UK factories.
At each factory he will collect a flag to commemorate the 2003 European Year of Disabled People.
The flags were all raised 12 months ago to mark the start of the special year.
Once Chris has all the flags - which have been signed by factory staff - he will fly them to the Prime Minister's residence.
The European Year of Disabled People aims to make equal rights for disabled people top of the European agenda, highlighting the barriers and discrimination faced by the one in 10 Europeans who have a disability.
Remploy, 90% of whose employees are disabled, fully supported the campaign.
Huddersfield factory manager Peter Carney said: "Although a little worn around the edges after flying through all weathers during this year, our flag is going to the Prime Minister with the hope that the contribution made by disabled workers in British industry continues to be recognised and encouraged."
Remploy's executive director, Ray Fletcher, added: "Each factory has tried to show its contribution to local industry and the community throughout the year. We thought this was a fitting end to our campaign."