Three of the four brothers who work together in a local family firm will be taking part in an adrenaline-charged skydive to raise funds for Prospect Hospice, the charity that cared for their father in his final days.
Brothers Steve, Kev and Chris Hawkins, who all work for the family firm Alan Hawkins Estate Agents Limited in Royal Wootton Bassett, have all signed up to take part in the forthcoming Parachute for Prospect event, which will see them each perform a tandem skydive from above Redlands Airbase in Wanborough. Having set themselves a combined sponsorship total of £2,000, the brothers are well on their way to their target, with close to £1,000 already donated by well-wishers who are keen to support their charity skydive.
Kevin Hawkins said: “Dad received brilliant care at the end of his life at Prospect Hospice, and we were so impressed that we were determined to give something back to show our appreciation. As we were leaving the hospice after Dad passed, I saw a leaflet about Parachute for Prospect and I thought – we could do this, so we signed up soon after.”
Anna Smithson, challenge events fundraiser at Prospect Hospice, said: “Parachute for Prospect is a popular way for people to raise funds for us, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience which people often choose as a way of remembering a loved one, while raising funds for us. We are very grateful that Kevin, Steve and Chris have all chosen to support us by taking part in this event.”
The Hawkins brothers will be taking to the skies at 10,000ft on Sunday 20 March, and there are still places available for people who would like to take part in this event. To register, visit www.prospect-hospice.net/parachute4prospect There will also be two further opportunities to take part in Parachute for Prospect on Sunday 3 July and Sunday 11 September, with the new option of jumping from 15,000ft.
If you wish to donate you can do this at www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Hawkins5/ or text AHPJ47 £5 to 70070
Pictured top, a picture taken 2015. Alan Hawkins, centre, with his sons, from left Christopher, Paul, Stephen and Kevin