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PINS Awareness Week  

 

 

Pelvic Instability Network Scotland will be 

holding it’s first annual PINS Awareness 

Week from 5th to 11th October 2009.  

 

This is an ideal opportunity for all our 

members, supporters and friends to help us 

increase awareness of Pelvic Girdle Pain 

(PGP) across the UK (and the world), raise 

the profile of PINS and boost our funds at the 

same time.  

 

The more we can all do during PINS 

Awareness Week, the more members we’ll 

gain and funds we’ll raise, the more the 

health profession will listen to us and the 

stronger our voice will be, now and in the 

future.  

 

Plans so far 

 

Our Chairman, Moira, along with other 

Committee members Avril, Lesley and Ailsa 

will be holding a fundraising evening in St 

Blaan’s Hall, Southend, Argyll during that 

week. Further details to follow. 

 

Our Membership Secretary, Carole, will be 

undertaking a sponsored walk in the 

Edinburgh area. She has just come off 

crutches, so the distance is still to be 

confirmed!! 

 

Both of these events will raise awareness of 

PGP and PINS amongst our local 

and charge per cup – they could even 

make the coffee themselves! 

if you have kids, get them to do a 

sponsored silence and you join in too 

don’t buy take-away coffee this week 

and donate the money saved to PINS 

if you are creative, hold a sponsored 

knit-a-thon, or something similar 

clear out some junk, if you can, and 

sell it on ebay, or do a boot sale 

do a sponsored walk, bike ride, swim 

or run 

write to your local MP or MSP about 

PGP 

write to your local hospital or health 

board if you feel there are aspects of 

your care that could have been 

improved 

put up a PINS poster in your GPs 

surgery or local medical centre  

hand out some PINS leaflets to friends 

and work colleagues 

 

We can provide PINS sponsorship forms and 

T-Shirts for anyone who needs them and, of 

course, posters and leaflets – just ask.  

 

What happens next? 

 

As PGP can be such an isolating condition, 

we hope that by all doing something in the 

same week, this will help reduce the feelings 

of isolation and, often, helplessness that 

many of our members feel.    

 

We will be updating this page regularly with more information about our Awareness Weeks and if you have any comments or suggestions we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch with us by email at info@pelvicinstability.org.uk.

 

 

Christmas Fun Afternoon a Success

by Pelvic Instability Network Scotland - 11:17 on 06 December 2008

The committee of PINS would like to say a very big thankyou to everyone who helped, contributed and came along to support our Christmas Fun and Coffee Afternoon last Saturday.

There was a great turnout and good atmosphere and we think everyone enjoyed themselves.

The amount raised was £931 which is a fantastic and will go towards our running costs, insurance, website and for the printing and postage of posters, leaflets and information booklets.

We are currently working on a "hints and tips" booklet which will be available in the New Year.

Comment from Helen at 09:35 on 18 December 2008.
Congratulations on your success with fund-raising. So pleased to hear that you have set up this charity - though sorry to read of your struggles with pelvic girdle pain (which I've experienced first-hand). Wonderful to know that you are working to help women with a condition that's so often misunderstood.
Comment from Madeleine at 15:29 on 25 January 2009.
Great site and fabulous idea for fundraising! I am also an SPD sufferer and was wheelchair bound. Good luck :)

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