POP UP Products is marking the tenth birthday of one of its key products with a gift to a local hospice.

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the company’s one-person mobile access tower - the MI TOWER.

POP UP is celebrating the occasion by giving one of the mobile access towers to the Claire House Children’s Hospice, which has sites on the Wirral and in Liverpool.

The hospice’s Head of Estates, Richard Lunt, explained that the hospice was planning to replace first floor windows at its Wirral site. He said he needed to organise the work for as low a price as possible but also with flexibility around the dates of the work to make sure hospice visitors or their families were not disturbed.

The hospice had found a local supplier to do the work at a favorable price but also needed scaffolding. Hiring the scaffolding was going to be costly because the hospice needed to keep the dates flexible. Therefore the hospice started to make enquiries about buying its own equipment.

“POP UP Products was recommended to us and it is within the area so I contacted them for prices. The sales director Ben Sly came back to us and offered the tower as a donation to the hospice,” said Richard Lunt.

“It was amazing. There were literally tears in my eyes when he told me. It was a really great moment to know that there are some really good people out there.

“This donation means the money we would have used on the scaffolding can now be spent across our two sites. It has saved us a significant amount of money,” he added.

As part of the donation, POP UP Products is also providing training for the staff to use the equipment.

“It was a way that we could make a significant contribution to a really important local charity. The query from Richard came just as we were thinking about how to mark the 10th anniversary of the MI TOWER so it all seemed to fall into place.

“We hope that it will be a really flexible and useful piece of equipment and continue to save money for the hospice into the future,” said POP UP Sales Director Ben Sly.