Punk for Pam 2018

Spring is in the air, the clocks have moved forward so it can only mean one thing –  Punk for Pam!

Over the weekend, punks from across Europe descended on Edinburgh for the annual festival, organised by Jock Blyth of punk legends, GBH.

The morning after the night before, Jock and the band dropped into Milestone to hand over an amazing £3,285 – money raised at the Edinburgh event, plus Punk for Pam Manchester, which took place back in February.

With a third event to come, in Birmingham this June, it looks set to be another record breaking year for the festival.

Punk for Pam has been running for 6 years now and has raised almost £20,000 to support our residential support centre, Milestone.

The annual festival is organised in memory of Jock’s sister, Pam, who was a well-known member of the punk rock community in Edinburgh. Pam was diagnosed with HIV in the early ‘80s and accessed services at Milestone. When she sadly passed away in 2011, Jock wanted to do something in her memory and, in 2012, Punk for Pam was born.

The total raised since 2012 is amazing, and we are hugely grateful to Jock, GBH, JGG Productions, all the bands on the bill, and everyone who went along. The event is a brilliant way to remember Pam and to support those living with HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland.

Punk for Pam Edinburgh is already confirmed for 2019,  and is taking place on 22-23 March. Follow the Punk for Pam Facebook page to keep up to date.

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