Entanet helps Severn Hospice raise over £5k

June 23, 2014

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: www.facebook.com/entanet.

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. To read more click the link here.

For more information about Severn Hospice and the work it does visit http://severnhospice.org.uk. Alternatively, for Entanet and its charitable activities visit www.enta.net or sponsor the dragon boat team at https://www.justgiving.com/Entanet-Pier2Pier/.

To view and download photos from the event visit: http://www.enta.net/images/2014dragonboatrace.JPG

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About Entanet
Entanet is a leading wholesale voice and data communications provider and operates via a network of wholesale and resale channel partners. It was founded in 1996 by Taiwanese entrepreneur Jason Tsai and employs over 80 staff at its offices in Telford, Shropshire.

In February 2014, mid-market equity investor Mobeus Equity Partners made an initial £6 million investment to support a £14 million management buyout. Jason Tsai remains a significant shareholder.

Entanet offers an extensive portfolio of connectivity services, including wholesale and packaged broadband, leased lines, EFM, IP VPNs, hosting and co-location, VoIP and traditional telecoms. The company operates its own fully-resilient nationwide next generation network which enables it and its partners to provide up to 10Gbps capacity to customers right across the UK. In addition, it has further connectivity into Amsterdam and Frankfurt and over 900 peering relationships across Europe.

The quality of Entanet’s services and its commitment to partners has been widely recognised. The company was recently named Best Channel ISP in the 2013 Comms National Awards and as the winner in the 2013 ISPA Awards for Best Business Fixed Broadband. In the Comms National Awards 2012 it was awarded Best Channel Wholesale Service Provider. It also received the ISPA award for Best Internet Telephony in 2011 and was short-listed in the Specialist Services Vendor of the Year category in the CRN Channel Awards – an accolade it has won twice in previous years. The company has also been listed on a number of occasions in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and other listings of fast-growing, privately-held UK companies.

For more information contact:
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing
Entanet International Ltd
Tel: 0333 101 0000
Email: marketing@enta.net