Internet firm donates £8,000 for Dorset village play park improvements

A DORSET internet firm has kept things local after donating more than £8,000 towards improving a playpark in its home village.

Service provider, Wessex Internet, has donated the money to help with a project to improve facilities at the park in Shroton, near Iwerne Minster.

The company was founded and remains based in the village, having provided wireless broadband services to residents since 2012.

It now boasts more than 7,000 customers across the Wessex region, with a workforce of more than 250.
Wessex Internet agreed to make the donation following the successful upgrade of its wireless service in the village to full fibre broadband last year.

Now, it has now made a donation of £8,400 to the parish council to be used exclusively for improving the playpark facilities for village children and families.

Hector Gibson Fleming, Wessex Internet CEO, who grew up in the parish, said: “We’re very thankful to the residents of Shroton for the support they have shown to Wessex Internet over the last 12 years.

“We appreciate the village’s patience with the extra traffic our business brings to the area, and it gives me great pleasure to be able to make a sizeable donation that will improve these facilities for families in the Iwerne Valley.”

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