Acorns Children’s Hospice receives donation boost

Acorns Children’s Hospice received a donation of sports day equipment from Essential Supply Products Ltd (ESP).  ESP celebrated their 21st year of trading this year and treated all of the team to a sporting weekend away.  As part of this adventure the team took part in school sports day events ranging from hula hooping to the classic egg and spoon race.  Now the event is over, ESP wanted to ensure that the games were enjoyed by others and have donated them to the Acorns Children’s Hospice, where they can be enjoyed by families and children alike, or used to raise much needed funds for the charity.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provide care and support for children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions.  This means they are unlikely to reach adulthood.  The hospices are designed to be a home-from home to help children enjoy their stay and make the most of every day.  Games rooms, soft-play areas, gardens and lots of toys help to ensure a happy stay.  The hospices have therapeutic facilities such as hydrotherapy pools and multi-sensory rooms.  Special adolescent wings ensure privacy for older children.

Birmingham home from home receives donation boost

Staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House Birmingham received a much-needed and very welcome boost this October – a year’s supply of toilet roll, kitchen roll and blue centrefeed from Midlands-based disposable tissue manufacturer ESP (Essential Supply Products Ltd).

The Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham is a 60 bedroom “home away from home” for families with children being treated at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  The House is available to families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and enables families to stay together during difficult times.  The House relies on the goodwill and generosity of volunteers to keep it running efficiently.

ESP was delighted to donate the products to such a worthy cause after a request from Martin Loader.  Martin’s son Chris works for ESP and approached his employers as, during a visit to the House, he had seen on the House’s wish list a need for toilet rolls and kitchen rolls.  Martin and his family have been using the facilities offered at the House for the past few months while their grandson, Lewis, has been receiving treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  Lewis was admitted in May 2011 with a brain tumour, which turned out to be malignant cancer called Medulloblastma. Lewis is now undergoing aggressive radiotherapy. Having his family near to him, thanks to Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, has helped enormously says the family.

ESP’s Managing Director, Steve Briggs, says: “It’s so important to remember the benefit that these essential items provide and we were delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.  Every penny the charity saves on purchases allows more money to be directed towards the support of the families and helps them to remain close to their children.”

Vicky Ingham joins ESP as Regional Sales Manager Midlands and Northern England

ESP Ltd is pleased to announce that Vicky Ingham has been named Regional Sales  Manager Midlands and Northern England.  Vicky will be dedicated to managing all new and existing accounts in the region.

Sales Director Martin Kent announced “Myself and the team are pleased to welcome Vicky to ESP and wish her all the best in the role.  We, as a team, look forward to building relationships in the Midlands and Northern England region as this is an area we feel has huge potential for ESP.”

Vicky joins ESP with a wealth of experience gained within the pest and hygiene market.  Vicky built strong relationships with distributors developing key accounts within the UK and Ireland.

Vicky has a keen interest in fundraising for charity and has completed many challenges including sponsored walks, a bungee jump and a parachute jump!

If you are based in the Midlands and Northern England and would like to discuss the opportunity of stocking ESP products please contact Vicky on 07989 420 122 or email her