The Entanet team are no strangers to raising money for worthy charities and this year is no exception as its Head of Software Development at the Telford-based communications business, Matthew Mills, accepts the company’s (metaphorical) charity baton and participates in two gruelling runs.
Matt, who hails from Penkridge near Stafford, will be running in the Great Birmingham 10K on 3rd May and then again in the Great Birmingham Run half marathon, on 18th October. He’ll be raising money and awareness of a charity close to his heart, The Birmingham Women’s Hospital, which treated his wife and premature daughter three years ago.
“Without any doubt, the Fetal Medicine Unit at Birmingham Women’s Hospital saved our daughter Imogen’s life. If it wasn’t for them and the work they do then we wouldn’t be celebrating the third birthday of our lively, chatty little nutcase this October. That’s why I’m fulfilling my promise to the hospital this year and taking on this challenge to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause”, explains Matt.
This isn’t the first time Entanet staff have picked up the pace and run for charity. Last October two members of staff, Steven Wood and Daniella Stewart from the Sales and Provisioning teams respectively, successfully completed the Birmingham Half Marathon raising almost £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Entanet actively encourages members of its team in their charitable efforts and helps them to promote their fundraising. The company also organises it own events and has activities scheduled for later in the year to raise money for the local Severn Hospice.