Tuesday, 15 October 2013

4forRed4 Peak District Challenge

4forRed4 Peak District Challenge

RAF Test Pilots and Fast Jet Navigators are taking part in an exciting
teamwork challenge for young people. 4forRed4 is a high profile
fundraising event for the Jon Egging Trust, which was set up to honour
RAF Red Arrow’s Pilot Jon Egging (Red 4) who tragically died two years
ago at the Bournemouth Airshow.

4forRed4 demonstrates the ethos of the Jon Egging Trust Blue Skies Programme:
• Inspiration
• Teamwork
• Leadership
• Widening Horizons
• Helping young people be the best they can be.

On the 15th October 2013 four teams of young people will be part of an expedition
navigating four separate routes up Kinder Scout in the Peak District. Each team will
include a qualified mountain leader and and an inspirational individual. These include a
Test Pilot from the Empire Test Pilot School at Boscombe Down, an ex Red Arrow, and
both male and female Fast Jet Navigators.

The Trust has developed an exciting and unique youth engagement programme – Blue
– which provides new opportunities to help disadvantaged young people achieve
their full potential. In the past two years we have given young people teamwork and
leadership experiences varying from a day with the Red Arrows, to digging up bones on
Salisbury plain with Wessex Archaeology. The Blue Skies Programme is now established
in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Dorset, providing young people with new opportunities to help
them be the best they can be. Emma Egging, founder of the charity says “Although we
are a small charity we have big ambitions. By 2016 we will be established
nationwide, operating in seven different counties and positively affecting the lives
of 400 young people each year. We are asking people to sponsor events like
4forRed4 to ensure that Jon Egging’s legacy of inspiring and achieving lives on
through his Trust.”

The participating schools in 4forRed4 are:
• Priory Witham Academy, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
•Downham Market Academy, Downham Market, Norfolk
•Glenmoor and Winton School, Bournemouth, Dorset

For more information please contact:
Su Ingle - info@suingle.co.uk Tel: 07789 430642
website: www.joneggingtrust.com

Registered Charity in England and Wales 1148180

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