Local firm donates to help seriously ill babies

Workers from Hull-based ESP Systex Group have been raising money to help support the care of seriously ill and premature babies.

Employees of the Holderness Road-based firm, which is a market leader in smartcard issuing, management and fulfilment for the transport sector*, have raised over £500 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hull and East Yorkshire Women and Children’s Hospital.

Gayle Binns, Group HR Director for the company, says:

“We employ 66 people in our Hull office, and even amongst that relatively small number of people, there are several of us who have known people who have had little ones spend time in NICU or have been affected personally.

“For this reason, we chose to raise money for the unit by holding events within our team, such as cake sales, daft jumper days and other similar activities.

“Knowing how hard it can be for parents to have their baby spend time in the unit, we’re pleased to be able to support the incredible work that the doctors and nurses carry out to help hundreds of local families every year.”

Kate Lamming, Acting Ward Sister on NICU, says:

“We are incredibly grateful to ESP Group for thinking of us. All donations make a huge difference, not just to us, but more importantly, to the very poorly babies we’re caring for, their parents, and families.

“Within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, we have a rolling five year programme of equipment replacement, and so this money will go towards this and help us to fund some of the most up-to-date equipment possible to care for seriously ill or premature babies.”