EMS TO SHOWCASE NEW CHARITABLE STAIRLIFT ANGELS INITIATIVE AT 2012 MOBILITY ROADSHOW
EMS, the Hertfordshire Stairlift specialist, is delighted to be showcasing its new ‘Stairlift Angels’ charitable initiative on Stand C1 at The Mobility Roadshow (21-23 June, Peterborough Arena), which plans to install donated mobility solutions to help exceptional less able individuals.
EMS Stairlifts is a unique business that operates from the largest stairlift demonstration showroom in Europe. The showroom located in Baldock provides the opportunity for end users from London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Northamptonshire, Cambridge and Berkshire to test and compare the widest range of stairlift, floor lift and vertical lift solutions all housed under one roof.
Conceived by EMS Directors Jonathan Muir, Mick Armstrong and Thomas Sergeant, the Stairlift Angels programme began earlier in the year and was supported by the local MP Oliver Heald who attended the launch. Stairlift Angels is a philanthropically motivated initiative, which has been designed to give something meaningful back to the communities EMS has served for around the last 25 years. Commenting on the initiative Mick Armstrong said: “While local authorities, housing associations and charities fund the cost of stairlifts for hundreds of people, unfortunately there are many others who, for a whole variety of reasons, are refused such financial assistance and it is precisely for this reason we have set up this scheme. We plan to donate one stairlift, inclusive of all fitting, service cover and warranties, worth thousands of pounds, completely free of charge every month to those applicants we consider most deserving.”
Fellow director and head of sales Thomas Sergeant made it clear that Stairlift Angels is not a publicity seeking exercise and said: “EMS is a very successful company that has grown substantially every year and this initiative has been embraced by all the staff, everyone is involved. We intend to honour this sizeable commitment for the foreseeable future, supplying free stairlifts around our region for many years to come.”
When asked about the selection criteria and how recipients will be chosen, Jonathan Muir replied: “We hope to hear about people who have given much to their communities throughout their lives, perhaps having been involved with charitable endeavours or the armed forces and now find themselves needing help but unable to afford a stairlift or obtain a grant. It is those people we feel are deserving of our help and look forward to discussing potential candidates at the Mobility Roadshow.”
The Stairlift Angels initiative will be demonstrated alongside a comprehensive showcase of EMS stairlift solutions on stand C1, which will include the new Dutch designed Otolift One and Two models. Specialist EMS mobility advisors will be on hand throughout the three day event to offer impartial, expert advice regarding the selection of lift solutions which specifically meet the needs of the individual.
Back from left to right: Mick Armstrong, Thomas Sergeant and Jonathan Muir of EMS Stairlifts. Front: Veronica Lee and Oliver Heald MP.
Operating since 1988, EMS Stairlifts is one the UK’s most established stairlift specialists and has a wealth of experience in the provision, installation, service and maintenance of hoists, stair, floor, step and bath lifts. Based in Baldock Hertfordshire, EMS Stairlifts serves the Home Counties and operates from Europe’s largest showroom of fully operational stairlifts.