A disability charity will launch a campaign on World Toilet Day to fund the first mobile Changing Places toilet in Scotland.
Promoting a more inclusive society (PAMIS) is teaming up with Mobiloo to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by people with multiple learning difficulties when attending outdoor events such as festivals, sporting fixtures and exhibitions.
The fundraising campaign ‘Spend a penny for PAMIS’ will begin on Saturday and a mobile changing vehicle will be in the Kelpies in Falkirk from 3.30-5.50pm.
The charity hope to raise £65,000 to purchase one of these fully accessible mobile changing facilities so that individuals with spinal and brain injuries,multiple sclerosis, amputees and other disabilities can attend events or outdoor venues.
Jenny Miller, CEO of PAMIS, explains why the charity is launching this campaign, “Individuals with complex health care needs are among the most excluded people in our society. Event organisations such as the T in the Park and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have recognised the need for Changing Places facilities but have been unable to include them at their events due to lack of availability in Scotland. Having a mobile changing places toilet available for hire in Scotland would provide the opportunity for all event organisers to be fully inclusive.”