Creating with Toilet Paper….

After seeing the toilet paper wedding dresses created for the 12th Annual Toilet Paper wedding dress contest Emma Gracie, who is at esp for work experience, was inspired to make her very own dress.

Using a mixture of 2 ply Jumbo Toilet Roll and Airlaid Industrial Roll, Emma created a small scale version which proved to be slightly trickier than first thought – who knew toilet paper would be so difficult to stich??!

Check out the images of the final piece….

And here is our dress model back home with a very excited Charlotte…..

esp supporting Team GB at Rio 2016

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Team GB are a week into this year’s Olympics and have already clocked up 16 medals across 10 different events.

Going into the weekend Team GB will be competing in the Men’s and Women’s Coxed Eight Rowing finals.

We’re supporting Team GB all the way and have even created our own Olympic Rings out of (would you believe it?!) an empty toilet roll core!

Happy Friday!

Team Enigma and The Three Peaks

This weekend saw Team Enigma – a group of esp employees – take on the Welsh Three Peaks, Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan.

Starting off just after 4am on Saturday morning, the team headed up the Miners Track towards the peak of Snowdon through thick fog and pouring rain. A few hours later, a soggy but ecstatic team reach the peak with enough time to take a selfie before heading back down.

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Cadair Idris was next and with the rain not letting up the team pushed onwards and upwards to reach the peak around 2pm ahead of schedule.

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With the journey to Pen Y Fan taking its toll on tired muscles the final peak seemed a daunting prospect, however the team charged through the final barrier to reach the peak and head back down to finish in amazing time – some finishing within 15 hours, but all completing under 15 and ½ hours.

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Together Team Enigma tackled over 23 miles and accumulated over 500,000 steps. The Three Peaks destroyed boots, waterproofs, mobile phones and a few muscles, however the team finished with their sense of humour still intact and smiles firmly on all faces.

The Team completed the challenge to raise money for two charities WedAid and Midlands Air Ambulance.

WedAid (1153279) is a local charity which raises money to help change the lives of children in schools or orphanages where the smallest gifts can make the biggest difference.

The formal objectives of the charity are: To advance education, relieve poverty and promote good health of children and young people anywhere in the world, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of money, items and services to schools and orphanages.

Midlands Air Ambulance (1143118) is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500 and in excess of £7 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

You still have time to donate so please give all you can!!!!

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/team-enigma-2016

Check out a few pictures from Team Enigma’s Challenge:

esp staff are taking on the Welsh Three Peaks

 

This Summer  Team Enigma – a group of 24 employees from ESP Ltd will be taking on the Welsh Three Peaks to raise money for our two chosen charities.

The challenge will consist of ascending the three highest mountains in North, Mid and South Wales – Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan – all within an 18 hour window.

We will be raising money to split equally between our two chosen charities – WedAid and Midlands Air Ambulance.

WedAid (1153279) is a local charity which raises money to help change the lives of children in schools or orphanages where the smallest gifts can make the biggest difference. The formal objectives of the charity are: To advance education, relieve poverty and promote good health of children and young people anywhere in the world, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of money, items and services to schools and orphanages.

Midlands Air Ambulance (1143118) is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500 and in excess of £7 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

Follow the link to our JustGiving page to donate now:

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/team-enigma-24

 

Summer Holiday Crafts from ESP

Over the last few weeks we have shared some wonderful pieces of art created from either toilet paper or empty toilet rolls.

Now with the Summer holidays in full swing, get your kids creating their own masterpieces. Here is some inspiration to get you started……

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Don’t forget to share your creations with us via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ESPenigma

Happy Friday!!

More Toilet Rolls Re-invented

Over the last few weeks, we have discovered how some very talented artists can turn empty toilet rolls into wonderful pieces of art. Today, we are sharing the work of Japanese artist Yuken Teruya.

Yuken cuts trees out of paper bays and cardboard toilet rolls. The most fantastic thing is that in each roll, the shape of a tree is created without adding or removing anything, just by cutting out and folding the paper from the roll itself.

Take a look at some of the beautiful designs below:Toilet-Roll-Craft-01 Toilet-Roll-Craft-02 Toilet-Roll-Craft-03

Amazing Toilet Roll Creations

Have you ever wondered what could possibly be done with that empty toilet roll? French artist, Junior Fritz Jacquet has revealed his unique way of turning what most people think of as rubbish into an interesting collection of art.

These origami inspired masks are created from a single toilet paper roll which are folded and bent into expressive faces. They are then coated in shellac and different pigments to create the final piece.

Take a look at some of the masks in his collection….. Masks 1  Masks 3 Masks 2

Toilet Roll Art

At ESP we are always amazed by what people can create from toilet tissue or rolls. Today we have discovered the work of Parisian artist Anastassia Ellias.

Anastassia creates dioramas by cutting out tiny scenes from paper and installing them inside the toilet roll – “One day I looked at an empty roll and wondered if I could do something with it”. Take a look at some of her creations here:

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ESP Enter The Rainbow Run

As part of our 25th Year celebrations – we have entered a team of 20 into the St Richard’s Hospice RainbowESP_25th_Anniversary_Mark_CMYK_BlueOn 15th March – the esp team will head to Top Barn Activity Centre to take part in Worcester’s first Rainbow Run to get showered in colour from start to finish whilst raising money for the local charity.

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To read more about the event please click here: http://www.strichards.org.uk/Event/rainbowrun

Keep checking the esp blog for updates – we’ll be sure to share pictures of our team taking part in the colour craziness.