Telford-based communications provider Entanet has helped local Shropshire charity, Severn Hospice, raise over £5000 over the last four years by participating in a number of fundraising events, including last weekend’s Dragon Boat Race.
Entanet has participated in the annual Dragon Boat Race in aid of the hospice since 2011, raising over £1000 each year. This year a team of Entanet staff, dressed as superheroes, competed against other local businesses and organisations in a series of heats along the river Severn in Shrewsbury, on a very hot summer’s day.
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing at Entanet said: “The Dragon Boat Race has been central to our fundraising for several years now and we’ve had fun supporting it and the hospice in different ways to raise much needed funds for the charity. We’re delighted to have raised over £5000 in the last four years.”
Prior to the race the company held a number of activities in the office to help boost the fundraising total, including a cake bake and sale, ‘pin the fire on the dragon’ game, sweetie sweepstake, casual dress day and an auction among staff of two signed Wolves shirts that raised a whopping £185 alone! Pictures of this are available on Enta’s Facebook site: .
In addition to the Dragon Boat races, the company last year participated in a ‘fire walk’ which saw several members of staff walk across hot coals to raise money for the charity which cares for people with progressive and complex illnesses and provides support to their families.