The role of a Menphys Ambassador is to promote Menphys and help raise awareness of what we do and how we can help children and young people with disabilities and their families.
We are delighted that Mark Esho the Director of Easy Internet Services has agreed to be one of our Business Ambassador and Jeremy Vick has agreed to be our Volunteer Ambassador.
We are actively seeking more Ambassadors, including a Parent Carer Ambassador and a Young Persons Ambassador. If you would like to know more about this then please contact the Fundraising Office on 01455 323 013
Mark is the Director of Easy Internet Services. He was born in Leicestershire in 1962. At the age of five, he contracted polio, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He was originally given a 10% chance of survival, but was eventually able to regain limited mobility.
Mark was the winner of first ever National Diversity Award for Business Excellence in September 2012. In February 2013, he was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester about his own story and government support for disabled jobseekers.
Mark is a keen player and supporter of wheelchair sports teams. He has also participated in several wheelchair tennis tournaments.
Mark’s reason for becoming a Business Ambassador for Menphys:
“Apart from the obvious, I wanted to join Menphys to help raise awareness of the good work the charity is doing. I also want to help show positive images of disability, because disabled people are often shown as being dependent”.
Jeremy was born in Leicester in 1984. He has cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. His association with Menphys goes back a long way to when at the age of 3 he was the first child to attend the newly opened Menphys Nursery.
Jeremy has been a volunteer for Menphys since 2009, supporting the Fundraising and Marketing Team at our old city office. He agreed to move with the team to our new office in Whetstone in August 2016 and has supported the Outreach Team with general clerical administrative duties. Jeremy agreed to become a Volunteer Ambassador in January 2017. Jeremy will become a paid member of staff in May 2017, but will continue to volunteer for us at the various events we hold throughout the year.
Jeremy’s reason for becoming an Ambassador:
“I like helping people and doing office work for Menphys. I enjoy being part of the Menphys Team”.