MSA Trust

Local business partners up with rare brain disease charity

For immediate release: Thursday 22 January 2015

esl Employer Services, a payroll and HR business, based in Brentwood in Essex, has nominated the Multiple System Atrophy Trust (MSA Trust) as its 2015 charity partner.

The MSA Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting everyone affected by the rare neurological disease, multiple system atrophy (MSA). This includes people with MSA, their families, friends, carers and health professionals.

MSA is a neurodegenerative disease that leads to premature death. It causes problems with movement, balance and the autonomic functions such as bladder control, speaking and swallowing. People with MSA sometimes say this devastating disease can result in them becoming trapped in their own body. There is currently no known cause or cure for MSA, which affects around 3,000 people in the UK.

The Trust provides the services of three Specialist MSA Nurses, runs a UK-wide support group network, manages a telephone and email advice service and funds vital research to find the cause of, and one day a cure, for MSA.

Virginia Freeman, esl’s Director of Commercial Development said:

“We are delighted to have MSA Trust as our charity of the year. It is a cause very close to our heart, providing excellent and vital support to a member of the esl family. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

Joan Smith, the Trust’s Head of Fundraising, added: “We are so pleased to have esl on board and look forward to working with them. We are a very small but growing charity, entirely reliant on voluntary donations to continue our work of supporting anyone affected by MSA. It’s a real boost to have esl’s support and I’m sure this is going to be a good year for both organisations.”

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Notes to editors:

Information about esl:

esl Employer Services is passionate about delivering a ‘real’ service, specialising in understanding our clients’ business and providing tailored Payroll and HR solutions, adding value and working proactively to ensure we continue to provide a service of the highest standard. Our clients choose us for our people, principles and professionalism as well as our full range of Payroll, HR and Business Services incorporating the latest technology to deliver a high quality and cost effective service.


Franca Tranza:, 07718 42607
Head of Communications

Joan Smith:, 020 7940 4134
Head of Fundraising

esl Employer Services:

Emily Hughes, 01277 230656, 07788 151814
Digital Marketing Co-ordinator

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