Blackadders LLP take on the PAMIS Challenge 25
Tuesday 13 February
Local solicitor’s Blackadders LLP have handed over a cheque for £1,500 to local charity PAMIS (Promoting a more inclusive society) which they raised by taking part in the PAMIS Challenge 25. PAMIS, inspired by their 25th Anniversary, is challenging organisation to turn £100 seed money into £1000 to help support their mobile Changing Places vehicle, the Pamiloo. Blackadders LLP surpassed their target by running a Christmas Jumper Day, a raffle, bake sale and a donation from the partners in lieu of sending out client Christmas cards.
Trainee Solicitor Rachael Delaney, who was instrumental in raising this money, explained why Blackadders LLP were keen to take part and support the Pamiloo. “The PAMIS Challenge 25 is a great opportunity for teams to work together and raise money for a fantastic cause, and for us, involved spreading festive cheer throughout the office! It is a privilege to donate this money to PAMIS to allow them to maintain the Pamiloo which is so essential to allow all families to experience things which we take for granted.”
Jenny Miller, CEO of PAMIS, received the cheque from representatives Blackadders at the charity’s head office on Springfield in Dundee. “Pamis are really delighted not only with the amount raised but also with the enthusiasm, compassion and commitment put in by the team at Blackadders. The PAMIS Challenge 25 was introduced to raise money to fund our mobile Changing Places toilet. It is the only one in Scotland and has been travelling across the country to ensure that events such as festivals, sporting events and exhibitions are fully accessible to people with complex health needs. Thank you to Blackadders for recognising the importance of this vehicle and raising this money. If we work together we can really make a difference to some of the most isolated people within our communities."
PAMIS support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families for a better, more inclusive, life. They are founder members of the Changing Places campaign which has been pushing for more fully accessible Changing Places toilets across the country. A Changing Places toilet has a hoist, tracking system and adult changing bench as well as space for a wheelchair and two carers. The lack of these facilities at events across Scotland has meant that families either do not attend or they have to change loved ones often on the floor of a public toilet.
The charity recently raised over £5,000 for the Pamiloo at their annual Burns Supper at the Apex Hotel City Quay and Spa. Speakers included Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison and Professor Derek Bell OBE, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.