Join us for the 8th Annual PAMIS Burns Supper!

Please join us on Saturday the 26th of January, at the Apex City Quay and Spa, to commemorate our best loved bard with a Burns Supper with live music from the Mad Parrot ceilidh band and fundraising games. It’s sure to be an evening to remember!

 

Dress code: Scottish Glamour/Touch of Tartan

Ticket price includes live music, drinks reception, traditional Burns speeches and a 3 course Scottish Supper.

Event speakers to be confirmed.

£55pp + booking fee for an early bird ticket price (early bird ticket available till end of November- £60pp thereafter)

£520 + booking fee for a table of 10 early bird ticket price (early bird available till end of November – £580 + booking fee thereafter)

We have a special price for fellow Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce members this year:

£52.50 pp or £500 for a table of 10. This price is available at any time leading up to the event.

We also have sponsorship packages for entertainment, drinks and tables priced at £650, £750 and £850. For more information, or if you would like to be invoiced for a table rather than going through the Eventbrite booking system, please contact Fiona Harper at f.k.harper@dundee.ac.uk or call 01382 385154.

Please note: We cannot unfortunately absorb this sytems booking fee on all individual tickets though we have tried to do so for tables due to high additional booking costs. Thank you for your understanding.

Pamis – Promoting a more inclusive society – is the only organisation that works across Scotland solely for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (pmld) and their family carers to ensure they have access to healthy, valued and included lives. This group are some of the most excluded people within our communities not least because of the complex healthcare needs they have. PAMIS supports families, practitioners and communities through education, research, development of inclusive practice, campaigns and input into local and national policy development. Recognised nationally and internationally specifically for the work it undertakes in relation to bereavement and loss, emotional well being, inclusive culture and leisure and as the cofounder of the changing places toilet campaign. There are over 750 family carers and people with PMLD on the PAMIS database. PAMIS also operates specific family support services for children and adults with PMLD and their families across 14 local authorities.

All proceeds raised at this event will go towards our vital, but sadly underfunded, Family Support Services.

Why are these services important to our families? We will let mum Patricia explain:

Pat and Lauren

“While our relationship with Pamis originated with our seeking assistance with the day to day traumas and difficulties of living with a family member with PMLD, over the course of the last 20 years Pamis has gone on to provide us with a wide range of support mechanisms and choices that have impacted beneficially on every aspect of our daughter, Lauren’s life. As a consequence of that there has been a corresponding improvement in the life of the rest of the family.

We have been the recipients of support with advocacy, advice, research and training on too many subjects and difficult situations to enumerate but they include such wide and varied topics as health and wellbeing, guardianship, dental treatment, restraint, loss and bereavement and digital passports.

However, in addition to helping us with the difficulties that we encounter, Pamis has also introduced Lauren and the rest of the family to an wide variety of activities that are not normally easily accessible or affordable to people with PMLD. These include music therapy, storytelling, a Friendship Club, SOMA and Boccia, walking outings, wheelchair ice skating, swimming, rebound therapy and a Pamis Christmas Party. Who knows what the next activity might be! A very welcome and unexpected outcome of all of the many activities and projects that Lauren has been involved in has been that we are now very much more aware of Lauren’s interests, abilities, memory and capacity for learning and achievement than we would otherwise have been.

We strongly believe that Pamis has given our family not only a place in the PMLD community but because of the work that Pamis does they have given PMLD families a place in wider society in a way that would have been inconceivable 20 years ago. At that time we felt marginalised and isolated and that we didn’t have a voice but Pamis has worked incredibly hard to ensure that the voice of PMLD families is heard far and wide, whether at international conferences such as IASSID, in the Scottish Parliament, in the local or national press or on social media.

When a member of your family has PMLD your life very much consists of asking and often fighting for all sorts of things. It might be related to medical treatment, education, benefits, respite, education, care, therapies. The list seems endless. What Pamis does for families, in addition to providing us with support, is to enable and encourage families to give something back. They value our expertise and knowledge and acknowledge that we are experts in most matters relating to our children. This is enormously empowering for us when we often feel undervalued, patronised and even crushed by the organisations that we have to deal with on a daily basis.”