Sunday, August 9, 2020

Red Arrows tour banner raffled in aid of Jon Egging Trust

Last week, a tour banner from the Red Arrows’ recent North American tour was raffled at RAF Scampton in aid of the Jon Egging Trust (JET).

Avid Red Arrows fan Maxine Schofield Grundy had managed to get hold of the promotional tour banner whilst on holiday in the US and had asked some of the Red Arrows to sign it for the one-off raffle which raised £260 for JET.

The winning ticket was drawn by Red 3, Flight Lieutenant Nick Critchell, and the lucky winner was Lis Harwood.

“It’s amazing to have this awesome banner delivered to me in person. I’m so pleased to help the Jon Egging Trust do their brilliant work with young people,” said Liz.

JET was set up in memory of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging (Red 4) who tragically lost his life on 20th August 2011 whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

The charity realises his dream of helping young people overcome adversity, identify their strengths and work towards their ambitions and prove that every child can.

It delivers two youth programmes, Blue Skies and Inspirational Outreach in conjunction with their partners and operates in eight regions in the UK.

Iris Keenan, JET’s Director of Income Generation and Communications, said: “A big thank you to Maxine for organising the raffle and to the Red Arrows for their continuing support of the Jon Egging Trust.

“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous amount the Red Arrows do to help JET,  despite their incredibly busy schedule.”

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