Jon Egging Trust
Please jump for the Jon Egging Trust as we give young people from challenging backgrounds, who are under performing in school, new opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. Without supporters like yourself this would not be possible!
On 20th August 2011 Flt Lt Jon Egging tragically lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. He was coming to the end of his first year with the world-famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, flying in the position of Red 4.
Over the last three years The Jon Egging Trust has established Blue Skies in five regions across the country, including Bournemouth, working with schools in particularly deprived areas. The young people are selected because, despite their potential, they are chronically underachieving. Our evaluation has shown that these young people are lacking strong role models and suffer from low aspirations and low self-esteem. Some have additional learning needs and may be facing social isolation or bullying in school. Others are young carers who look after a sick family member or come from large families and do not have the time or attention they need to thrive. Some have had to deal with a recent trauma such as a death of a parent or sibling. The effects of the Blue Skies programme on the young people we have worked with to date have been huge.