Supporting the ESO

The support of our Alumni community is greatly appreciated – find out how you can get involved

Tree of Life – A History of the ESO

Since opening over 50 years ago the ESO has graduated students from 30 different countries and has spearheaded the growth of osteopathy across Europe.  Much of the School’s current reputation and continued success is due to the firm foundations laid down by Margery Bloomfield, who founded the School along with her former husband, the late Tom Dummer DO.

Margery has now put her experiences and reminiscences into a fascinating book, Tree of Life, in which Margery looks back on the history of the school. Full of anecdotes and photographs, it is a fascinating story of how even the most challenging problems can be overcome with dedication, enthusiasm and determination.

All proceeds from sales of the book go towards a Study Fund for students at the ESO.  For more details please email or contact the Library on 01622 671558.

You can help support the School, and osteopathy, by giving a talk at your local school or college, or by acting as a contact for prospective ESO students.  If you would like to help please contact Admissions Officer, Bernie Ranger.  Another option is to display a poster or leaflets within your practice – please click on the image below to download our latest literature. To request printed copies please email us at or call +44 (0) 1622 760815.  To find out how else you can get involved please contact our Admissions Team at

We are always grateful for donations, big or small. Plus, if you’re a UK taxpayer, donating through Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it won’t cost you a penny extra.  A Gift Aid declaration form can be downloaded here.  If you’d like to know how you can donate please contact our PA to the Executive Team, Jessica Williams, on 01622 671558 or email Otherwise, please send a cheque payable to the European School of Osteopathy to Chancellor’s Office, ESO, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DZ.  Please remember to fill out a Gift Aid form if this is applicable to you.

Shop online through easyfundraising – choose the European School of Osteopathy as your charity and a percentage of your online spend will go directly to the School and it won’t cost you anything

Your donation will either be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated or reduce your Inheritance Tax rate, if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity.  You can donate a fixed amount, an item or what’s left after other gifts have been given out

Become a Trustee – we are currently looking for people to join our team of Trustees, particularly those with experience in the areas of fund-raising, legal academic management and property management.  If you would like more information please contact the Executive Team Assistant, Jessica Williams, on 01622 671558 or email

As well as supporting the ESO, you’ll be assured of high quality postgraduate education – and qualify for our 25% Alumni CPD discount!