Charity Committee Presenting 2017 Cheque

eSpares raise over £32,000 for John Taylor Hospice

From abseiling down a 170ft building to indulging in Krispy Kreme doughnuts – you name it we’ve done it – and its all in the name of raising funds for our friends at John Taylor Hospice. In 2017 we managed to raise a massive £32,727.74 putting our grand total of donations to £113k!

Here, we take a look at what our donation means for the hospice and the fun we had raising it.

Darren Dudley, Corporate Fundraising Manager at John Taylor Hospice, shared his thoughts:

This is amazing! Every year it amazes us the effort and dedication you put towards raising funds for the hospice.

Our Donation Can Help the Hospice Pay For:

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6545 home visits from nurses

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Medication for all patients for 182 days

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2045 hours of complete home care

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727 days’ worth of clean bedding and towels for everyone being cared for

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6545 home cooked meals for people who come to stay at the hospice

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13,090 doses of pain relief to people who are too weak or sick to take medication

How We Did It:

170ft Abseil

We risked our lives and raised £1,000 abseiling down the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham City Centre! Some of us took to it more than others…

Dan Abseiling Down Park Regis

Group Ready To Abseil

Mariya Hanging Over Building Looking Scared



In May, we took part in a sponsored 5k inflatable obstacle course and raised over £550 in sponsorship. (The fancy dress was just for fun!)

Our People Ready to Start The Course

Proud Group Selfie At The Finish Line

Our People Celebrating At Finish Line


Cakes and Doughnuts

We love a treat or two! So we willingly took part in a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale which raised over £130, along with funds from homemade cake sales (hard work I tell you!)

Adam Enjoying His Doughnut

Mariya and Kat With Boxes Full Of Doughnuts

Variety Of Homemade Cakes On Table


Pub Quiz and Raffles

Our team battled it out during the annual pub quiz event and raised over £1100 from entry fees, games and an auction on the evening. Prizes were also donated and raffled by our company throughout the year with all the proceeds going to the hospice.

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And Everything Inbetween…

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Buckets and Cans  

Over the year we raised more than £200 just by leaving branded buckets and cans around the office.

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Dress Down Days

On the last Friday of every month, we put our glad rags on and pay £1 each towards the hospice.

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Christmas Card Substitute 

Instead of sending out Christmas cards to staff, our board made an additional donation of £3000 to the hospice.


A huge well done to everyone at eSpares who took part and raised funds for this truly worthy cause. Here’s to 2018 where we have plenty more fun, frolics and embarrassing moments lined up to continue raising money and awareness for the John Taylor Hospice! Watch this space…

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