PINS awareness Week 4th -10th October 2010
16 January 2010

 PINS Awareness Week  



Pelvic Instability Network Scotland will be holding its  second annual PINS Awareness Week from the  4th to 10th October 2010.  


This is an ideal opportunity for all our members, supporters and friends to help us increase  

(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.  



Here are some suggestions about what you might do during PINS awareness week:



 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 or if you have received excellent care write and tell them about it!


 put up a PINS poster in your GPs surgery or local medical centre  


 hand out some PINS leaflets to friends and work colleagues 

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?    


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 or phone Moira on 01586 830323.


The information on is for information only and is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis or treatment by a qualified health professional. Pelvic Instability Network Scotland (PINS) is a registered Scottish Charity SCO 39222.