Leap of faith by EGL Director
Peter Adkins, our Director of Regulatory Services has lost over a stone in weight in the run up to his leap out of a plane in the name of charity.
Peter Adkins took part in his first tandem skydive on Sunday raising funds on behalf of Primrose Hospice.
Peter was joined by his daughter, Hannah Adkins, as the duo embarked upon separate skydives from 13,000 feet on 28th October. Together they raised over £1,000 for the hospice.
Peter said: “Apart from jumping out of an airplane to raise money, I’ve had to lose over a stone in weight to reach the maximum weight limit. I’ve lost pounds, so I was hoping that friends and colleagues would donate a few pounds in return!
“The challenge was great fun, if a little nerve wracking, but it was for a great cause. Primrose Hospice provides such important care for people and does so entirely for free – it is a pleasure to raise money on its behalf. The weather was very clear with an excellent view, but it was certainly cold up there!”
It is the latest charitable exploit for the lawyer, better known for acting on behalf of the owners of licensed premises including pubs, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and other gambling establishments.
Later in November Peter Adkins will co-host the annual festive networking event, Santa Crawl, with colleagues from Rhino Interiors and The Marketing Engineer, raising funds for homeless charity, St. Basils. It also follows EGL’s Associate Tona Zefi’s recent fundraising by entering a boxing match.
Anna Wilson, fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, said: ‘We are thrilled that Peter and his daughter Hannah have chosen to support us. This year alone, individuals and local businesses have raised over £15,000 by parachuting for Primrose which is amazing!”
Primrose Hospice is an independent charity that provides support to people with life limiting illnesses and their families. Each year the charity supports almost 1,000 people living in the Midlands region, from its day hospice in Bromsgrove. It relies solely on donations to fund the £1.7 million per year required to provide its services free of charge.
If you are interested in raising vital funds for Primrose, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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