Family continues to raise funds for Prospect Hospice, in Dad’s memory

The family of a Swindon man who was cared for in his last days at Prospect Hospice three years ago have shown their continuing support for the charity by raising more than £2,000 on a race night staged in his memory.

Tony Sheen from Stratton was just 53 years old when he died at the Wroughton-based hospice in March 2012, and since then the family of the Honda worker have raised thousands of pounds for the charity, the latest of which took place last month, raising more than £4,000, which was split between Prospect Hospice and Diabetes UK.

Becky Jenkins, Tony’s daughter, was pleased that her father’s family, friends and colleagues came together again this year to bring a financial boost for the charity that supported her dad at the end of his life. “Prospect Hospice did a lot for my dad at the end of his life, and we won’t ever forget that,” she says. “We have all taken part in fundraising events over the last three years to show our appreciation for the care that dad had, and the support that we received too.”

With this latest donation, Tony’s family and friends have now raised almost £11,000 for Prospect Hospice in his memory.

The family made a presentation to the two charities the most recent event raised funds for at a special evening at the Oriental Aroma in Royal Wootton Bassett on Thursday 26 March.

Sheryl Crouch, Prospect Hospice’s head of fundraising, said: “We are so grateful to the Sheen family for the support that they have given Prospect Hospice over the last three years, and would like to thank them and everyone who came to their most recent fundraising event for supporting their local hospice.

“Donations like this mean that we are able to continue caring for people, and supporting their families, now and in the future,” she added.