Brackley mum completes 13,000ft charity jump in memory of nan

Hiedi Hawkins celebrates after completing her 13,000ft parachute jump for Breast Cancer Research on August 29 at Hinton-in-the-Hedges. NNL-150709-124041001
Hiedi Hawkins celebrates after completing her 13,000ft parachute jump for Breast Cancer Research on August 29 at Hinton-in-the-Hedges. NNL-150709-124041001

A woman from Brackley has completed an emotional parachute jump in memory of her nan to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.

Hiedi Hawkins took part in the 13,000ft charity jump at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield on August 29 after her nan Barbara Turner lost her battle with cancer last year aged 77.

Mrs Hawkins said: “The jump was awesome and I loved every minute of it. It was great to be up in the air and close to my nan in the sky so when I jumped out the plane I shouted ‘This is for you nanny.’

“There was some tears from my mum but I hope the money raised can help the charity work to find a cure.”

She was supported on the day by husband Doug and their two children Bethany, 13, and Samuel, ten. Mrs Hawkins works for Sure Start and Action for Children who are based in Middleton Cheney and Brackley.

So far she has raised more nearly £600 for Breast Cancer Research, and decided to do the parachute jump shortly after Mrs Turner’s death.

Mrs Hawkins added: “I was a bit nervous before I got in the plane to go up in the air but after that I absolutely loved it. I would certainly do something like this again. Nan was born and bred in Lower Heyford and had recently been married 60 years before her death.”

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