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BREMONT SUPPORTS THE JON EGGING TRUST

Adding to a number of select charities extremely close to Bremont’s heart and introduced through its extensive military connections, we are proud to be supporting the awe-inspiring Jon Egging Trust.

The Jon Egging Trust, known as JET, was launched in 2012 in memory of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging who tragically lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in August 2011. He was coming to the end of his first year with the world-famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, ‘The Red Arrow’s’, flying in the position of Red 4.

The trust was set up with the sole aim to support young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. They create accredited programmes to promote self-confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping to develop key life and career skills to eventually become role models within their own communities. The Jon Egging Trust realises Jon’s dream of inspiring young people through his love of aviation, teamwork and leadership, helping them identify their strengths and work towards their own ambitions.

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“JET is a charity founded on similar principles and values to that of our own here at Bremont with a strong aviation link. Giles and I lost our father in a tragic plane crash similar to that of Jon’s and it was our main inspiration to set up the brand in 2002. It is great to be able to support and be a part of the fantastic work that the charity is doing and we are honoured to be able to tell our story with the hopes of inspiring a younger generation to overcome adversity, think differently and achieve great things in their futures ahead.” - Nick English

 

Bremont is specifically involved in the Blue Skies 3 Student’s Scheme which allows groups of local pupils access to learn about every area of the brand, providing an insight into the wide range of job opportunities available within the company. The partnership kicked off with a tour of Bremont’s Henley-on-Thames facilities, allowing students the chance to witness first-hand the dedicated team work required to run a luxury watch brand, from the raw manufacturing and delicate assembly through to the marketing and selling of the finished products.

 

Dr Emma Egging, Co-Founder of the Jon Egging Trust “Bremont and the Jon Egging Trust are founded upon a shared ethos of ‘inspiration and achievement through adversity’; this relates directly to the support we provide young people across the UK. We are delighted to launch this exciting new partnership, which will provide inspirational opportunities for young people to learn about: precision engineering, innovation, excellence and what it takes to create an iconic British brand. With partnerships like these, we can ensure that young people facing challenges, are given the opportunity to gain the motivation and life-skills they need to thrive.“

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Trying out watchmaking

More about JET...

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

The Blue Skies youth engagement programme concentrates on raising confidence and aspirations in young people who are facing adversity. 487 young people graduated on Blue Skies programmes in the last academic year across the country.

Inspirational Outreach reaches a broader number of young people by offering bespoke support packages to schools based on their needs. Sessions include talks, assemblies, lessons and visits that connect young people to inspirational mentors such as the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, injured service personnel and veterans, as well as individuals connected to STEM. More than 9,600 young people participated in sessions during the last academic year.

The Trust aims to be operating in nine regions across the UK by 2020 and to be offering life-changing opportunities through its Blue Skies and Inspirational Outreach Programmes to 10,000 young people every year.

JET’s objectives include offering accreditation relevant to higher education or to the workplace. Trustees of the Jon Egging Trust (JET) are: Keith Baldwin (Chair and Business Advisor;) Dawn Egging (mother;) Dan Tye (Journalist;) Squadron Leader Duncan Mason (Military Aviation Advisor;) John Wiles (Education advisor;) Peter Ellen (Business Advisor;) and Richard Peberdy (Finance Advisor).

The Patrons of JET are Professor Brian Cox and Air Marshal Stuart Atha. The Jon Egging Trust relies mainly on donations to maintain its programmes. On average it costs £30 for each child per session, and £1000 for a student to complete all three levels of the Blue

Skies Programme (Teamwork, Leadership and Work Experience).

www.joneggingtrust.org.uk

Watchmaking with John Egging Trust

Watchmaking with John Egging Trust Watchmaking with John Egging Trust