A young Arbroath woman is taking on a 10K to help raise money to help charity PAMIS buy a Scottish Mobile Changing Places toilet to make more events fully inclusive.
Kimberley Fyfe (28) will be setting off at 11am, starting from the Changing Places toilet at the harbour cafe and walking a 10K circular route finishing back at the visitor’s centre on Saturday, October 22.
Kimberley was first introduced to Changing Places toilets while planning outings with the Arbroath Ark Speak Out group. She said: “There were places that service users wanted to go to that they couldn’t, because there were no changing facilities on campus or close by.
“I wanted to find a way that all service users could go anywhere, regardless of disability or needs. That’s when I was told about the mobile toilet which would hugely benefit the service users at the Ark.”
A Changing Places toilet is specially designed for people with complex disabilities who require the help of one or two assistants and include a hoist and changing bench. There are currently around 138 Changing Places facilities now open across Scotland, however, unlike England, Scotland has no mobile facilities. PAMIS will be launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise the £60,000 needed to purchase a mobile changing places toilet on November 19, which is International World Toilet day.
Kimberley has a Just Giving page where you can show your support and find out more about her challenge: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kimberley-Fyfe.