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14 November 2012

'An Afternoon of Sheer Indulgence' - Sunday, 18th November

Ladies will be able to pamper themselves and do a spot of shopping in luxury whilst raising money for a University of Dundee charity this weekend.

PAMIS, the University of Dundee-based charity that works with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families, is this year's nominated charity for 'An Afternoon of Sheer Indulgence'. Organised by Sheer Events, the event takes place at Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa from 1pm on Sunday, 18th November.

Sheer Events is a partnership of local businesses, including Apex, McIntyres Hairdressing, Lorraine Law contemporary designer jewellery, and Aitken Wines, that have come together to offer support to PAMIS during their 20th anniversary year.

Tickets for 'An Afternoon of Sheer Indulgence' cost £20. Ladies will have the chance to shop as they unwind with spa treatments or have their hair and make up done by top stylists. Fashion and gift showcases will also take place, as will wine tasting and jewellery making workshops among other events.

All attendees will receive a goody bag as well as being entered into a grand prize draw with the chance to win a complete makeover.

PAMIS Director Loretto Lambe said she was delighted that Sheer Events have chosen to support them.

"Being this year's nominated charity means a lot to us when we're celebrating our 20th anniversary and we would like to thank them for this," she said. "Hopefully a lot of ladies take this offer up and enjoy their afternoon knowing they are helping a very worthy cause."

PAMIS aims to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are valued both as individuals and in the contribution they make to the community. It is the only organisation in Scotland to provide support exclusively to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families from birth right through to adulthood and for the rest of their lives.

The organisation's priority is to provide support to family carers, carried out by five dedicated Family Support Services, which cover 14 local authority areas. Additional intensive support is also provided to family carers through the difficult and often stressful period of transition from child to adult services.

More information is available at www.pamis.org.uk.

Notes to Editors:

Sheer Events
Sheer Events was created in 2007 to raise money for local charities.

The group consists of Aitken Wines, Lorraine Law, McIntyres and Yu Spa at Apex City Quay, and enjoys the support of the Evening Telegraph.

To date, £22,000 has been raised and all money has been spent in and around Dundee supporting organisations such as Fairy Box, The Brae, Teenage Cancer Trust, Barnardo's Dundee, and Dundee Disabled Childrens Association charities

www.sheerevent.co.uk.


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