Last month we told you about Slimbridge centre back Tom Hoskins’ latest endeavor as he continued to expand his own business, Chance Is Change. Well, he is at it again…
Hoskins, 24, is raising money for The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Unit (known as LINC), based at the Cheltenham General Hospital. He is raising the money by doing a sponsored skydive in honour of his girlfriend, Hannah, who has been diagnosed with CML (Chronic myeloid leukaemia). Writing on his crowd funding page on justgiving.com Hoskins tells his story:
“Hey all i’m doing a Skydive in April for Linc which is ‘The Leukemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund’ Linc is a local registered charity which gives total support to blood cancer patients and their families. They give financial support to those in difficulty as result of their illness and fund two clinical psychologists to give emotional support.
Fortunately, I’ve experienced what it feels like to feel luck: I met Hannah. She is somebody who is beautiful, inside and out, and I’m proud to call her my girlfriend. She deserves so much from this life but sometimes luck isn’t always in our favour, and life doesn’t always provide everything that we deserve, As some of you already know, my beautiful girlfriend Hannah has CML (Chronic myeloid leukaemia) this is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, If I could provide her with the means to make that sentence not true, I would do anything. However, that’s not reality and sometimes we need the help of our family and friends. My aim is to raise as much money as possible through sponsorship and we would value your support, £10 would go a long way but any amount will gratefully received; a small part of the money raised pays for the tuition and jump cost, whilst the reminder goes directly to LINC.
I hate the way it makes her feel: the dreaded chemo she needs to take every day; the countless amount of painkillers she has to take to help ease the pain, but at the end of all this, she always has a massive smile on her face. She is an inspiration to me and everyone around her. Therefore, help me help Hannah.”
Incredibly, Hoskins’ original target of £1,000 has been smashed thanks to the unquestionable generosity of local people in and outside of the local football community. But Hoskins hasn’t just seen this as job done, he has increased his target to £1,500 (of which at the time of writing he has raised 69% of).
Everyone at Severn Sport encourages everybody to donate to a wonderful cause. Hoskins isn’t doing the sky dive until 15th April, so there is plenty of time for Hoskins to raise as much as possible…you could say the sky is the limit!
Anyone looking to donate can follow this link to Hoskins’ Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tom-hoskins?utm_id=106&utm_term=dxD4kdVQ8