Elian Gonzalez still a hero in Cuba,15 years after rescue

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Ten miles through ten tors on the tenth of October!

October 15, 2015: WiFi SPARK kick starts fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West by smashing this events £1,000 target.

This weekend saw the culmination of WiFi SPARK’s latest fundraiser to raise money for CHSW with a ten mile hike across ten tors of Dartmoor. Unperturbed by the cold and foggy conditions, twelve members of staff set off across the hills led by seasoned mountain leader, Ian Lynch the Chief Operating Officer.

At the start

At the start

The route
Starting from Haytor which is 457 metres above sea level, the group trekked to Smallacombe Rocks, Black Hill, Greator Rocks, Houndtor, Bell Tor, Bonehill Rocks, Top Tor, Pil Tor, Saddle Tor and finally back to Haytor Rocks. The route has been described as moderate to strenuous, feeling hard at times with 3 very steep hills.

As it turned out the walk was great fun and helped along with the prospect of a hot meal in the pub at the end, the team completed the walk in just under four hours (including quite a few stops).

Matt O’Donovan, WiFi SPARK’s founder said “We are pleased to have raised over £1,300 for this great cause and have other activities planned to add to that sum”.

The WiFi SPARK team continues its fundraising for the coming months and hopes to add to the donations significantly.

About Children’s Hospice South West

  • In 2014, they cared for 376 life-limited children at three hospices.
  • They provided 7,006 bed nights for life-limited children at the three hospices.
  • At Little Bridge House, they are currently supporting 136 sick children and their families.
  • They are supporting 263 parents and 188 siblings at Little Bridge House alone.
  • They are supporting 151 bereaved families.

About WiFi SPARK
WiFi SPARK is a specialist WiFi network solutions provider with an extensive portfolio of active locations across the UK, including the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, MDL Marinas which is Europe’s largest marina group and hundreds of NHS hospitals. The revolutionary architecture of SPARK® enables businesses to provide a branded WiFi Experience to guests, and target additional revenue streams through advertising and data collection.

WiFi SPARK solution offerings range from single small sites to large-scale urban deployments, all based on the unique SPARK® software platform. No other wireless network provider can offer the same adaptability, span of features, and ultimately, return on investment.

WiFi SPARK has chosen Children’s Hospice South West as its charity of the year to make the most of short and precious lives across the South West.

How you can help
To keep up with the latest fundraising events and to help WiFi SPARK reach the newly set target of £2,000 please visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/wifispark

Press Contacts
Rebecca O’Donovan | 0344 848 9555 | marketing@wifispark.com