Pitlochry's Atholl Centre's Changing Places Disabled Toilet Appeal
Updated: Jul 27
The Atholl Centre based in Pitlochry is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with plans to build a new accessible toilet, and they are reaching out to the public for support.
Organisers are aiming to meet their ambition of £75,000 through fundraising, crowdfunding and investment.
A changing places toilet (CPT) would connect Pitlochry with the network of specialised toilets around the country.
Standard disabled toilets cannot accommodate for carers or space for a wheeler chair like a changing places toilet does.
Tracked hoists on the ceiling, adjustable changing benches and accessible toilets are all among the facilities which help the most disadvantaged people.
These changes especially aim to support those with profound or multiple disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.
With £47,750 raised, an endorsement from local gold medallist, Eve Muirhead and more fundraisers on the way, the Atholl Centre is reaching out to the community for support.
A charity thrift shop is planned for the 7th of August, lasting until the 28th which will be open from 10 am to 4 pm each day excluding Sundays.
There is also a crowdfunding page which is looking to raise a further £5000 more.
So far, the page has already reached more than halfway towards this goal.
The aim of installing the toilet is inclusion for the community and visitors who would usually be stuck for facilities.
The toilet would give disadvantaged people the ability to use the centre and make the most of a trip into the village.
On top of all this, a changing places toilet would also include an app which indicates the nearest CPT, putting Pitlochry on the map.
Now that plans are approved and building warrants have been secured, all that’s left now is to raise the money and install the facility.
Find the link to the crowdfunding page below: