THE Jon Egging Trust enjoys a significant presence at the Royal Air Force Village this year.

Established in memory of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging, who tragically lost his life at Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011, the trust works to support young people and help them reach their full potential.

Dr Emma Egging, who founded the trust to fulfil the ambition of her late husband, told the Daily Echo: "The Jon Egging Trust's young people are young people, who for a variety of different reasons, are not reaching their full potential.

"They may be struggling at home for various reasons, they may have issues going on at school.

"We take these young people on a journey, from not knowing what their future is, their grades going down and being chronically under-confident, to understanding what they are good at and making the right life choices."

One young teenager, who has been in and out of the care system, has recently worked with the trust.

Dr Egging explained: "He has now completed a whole series of programmes, his attendance has improved significantly at school and he's found an interest in cooking.

"One of our partners, Cobham Aviation at Bournemouth Airport, offered him a placement as part of his aspirations to become a chef.

"He spent a week with them, enjoyed it thoroughly.

"That young man has changed from not knowing what he wants to be, to now having a clear path and believing in himself."