Entanet daredevils raise money for Severn Hospice charity
1st October 2013
A team of ten daring members of staff from Telford based wholesale communications provider Entanet, have each walked barefoot across red hot burning coals and broken glass to raise money for charity.
The event, which took place at Albrighton Hall Hotel near Shrewsbury last week, was far from being an initiation process. The Entanet staff had volunteered to risk burns and cuts to raise over £750 for Severn Hospice, which provides palliative care for sufferers of long-term and terminal illnesses and relies heavily on public fundraising.
Commenting on the event, Entanet’s Head of Marketing Darren Farnden said: "Entanet has raised money on behalf of Severn Hospice for the past few years and recently raised over £1,000 by participating in the annual Dragon Boat Race during June. Our volunteers decided the Fire and Glass Walk was an excellent way to push boundaries and continue to raise more money."
On the night, anticipation was high among the volunteers from Entanet's technical support, customer services, marketing, sales and credit control teams, but all rose to the challenges successfully. Team member Steven Wood from Entanet’s sales team, said: "The great thing about Severn Hospice is how it always comes up with fun and exciting opportunities to raise money and walking over hot coals and broken glass was an opportunity I could not pass up. I was a bit nervous leading up to the walk but the nerves were quickly displaced with adrenaline and in a flash I was on the other side with ‘hot potato’ feet and a proud, jubilant face."
Daniella Stewart from customer services, added:"I was excited at the opportunity to take part in the Fire and Glass Walk. Admittedly, it’s not the most conventional way of raising money for charity. I think this is why it appealed to me, despite dreaming about falling face first onto the hot coals."
To view pictures and videos of Entanet’s charity fire walk visit its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/entanet . To find out more about Severn Hospice and the Fire and Glass Walk, visit: Severn Hospice Fire and Glass walk.