Are we nearly there yet? Clanfield family head off on 1,800 mile charity trip

DRIVE TIME From left, Allan van Breda, 72, Alec Hawthorn, 49, AJ Hawthorn, 29, and Regan Hawthorn, 19, prepare to leave Clanfield. Picture: Malcolm Wells (122900-3750)
DRIVE TIME From left, Allan van Breda, 72, Alec Hawthorn, 49, AJ Hawthorn, 29, and Regan Hawthorn, 19, prepare to leave Clanfield. Picture: Malcolm Wells (122900-3750)

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THREE generations of one family have set off on the trip of their lives.

Alex Hawthorn, 29, his 19-year-old brother Regan, his father Alec and grandfather Allan van Breda, all from Clanfield, are driving 1,800 miles across Europe for charity.

They are taking part in the Motoscape Rally 2012 in aid of the RAF Association and Action Duchenne.

Alex’s brother Tyran, a University of Portsmouth student, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease which causes his muscles to degenerate severely.

His photographic exhibitions have been widely praised.

Alex, a senior aircraft technician in the RAF, said: ‘We’re all inspired by my brother. He does some amazing things and we wanted to do something a little bit special to raise awareness of Duchennes.

‘We thought the Motoscape Rally would be something different and something we’d never forget.’