A MILNGAVIE man was inspired to cycle around the coastline of Scotland to raise money for a charity which helps people with profound learning difficulties.
Chris Dwyer (44) recently handed over a cheque for £2,000 to Professor James Hogg, the chair of PAMIS board of governors and Elizabeth McBride, project officer of PAMIS futures transition project.
PAMIS was set up in 1992 to help those with profound and multiple learning disabilities and Chris, who works for Lloyds Banking Group, is close friends with Shirley and Gavin Crawford who received a lot of support from the organisation.
Their young son Kieran, who had profound needs, sadly died last summer aged 14.
Chris raised £1556 from his cycle ride, increasing this to £2056 by applying to the Matched Giving Scheme run by the Bank of Scotland Foundation.
PAMIS’ director Loretto Lambe said: “In such difficult economic times, it’s heartwarming to continue to receive such much needed support for our charity. PAMIS is designed to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society and Chris’s significant donation will certainly be put to good use.”
For more information about PAMIS, or to make a donation to their work, go to www.pamis.org.uk or call 0141 572 0782.