In 2018 the ep group celebrated its 15th anniversary. It all started back in 2003 when we were founded by Winfried Keppler – we celebrated this in July with a big summer party to which all colleagues were invited. The company's owner and managing director, Winfried Keppler, was keen to support the Kinder- und Jugendhospizdienst Ulm with a donation of EUR 15,000.
"This organisation carries out preventive work and helps children to cope with their grief in an appropriate way, said Keppler, who personally handed over the donation at the Ulm Hospice and was very impressed by the grief counselling services available there for children and adolescents. "Our approach takes into account the fact that children often don't express their grief in words, but rather in actions," says Ulrike Schmidt-Bommas, who manages the organisation's grief counselling services for children. "We work together with schools, kindergartens, educational counselling centres and paediatricians, and our services are free of charge for grieving families," adds Claudia Schumann, managing director of Hospiz Ulm.
Besides this donation, ep also demonstrates its strong social commitment at many of its branch offices. Good examples are our joint campaigns with the federal Lebenshilfe association at our Mannheim, Nuremberg and Ulm locations. From sailing events and assistance with renovation projects to a joint marathon, and even help with an excursion to the Europa Park, numerous activities are organised every year.