A COLLECTION by local Tesco stores to raise money towards a memorial for Red Arrow pilot Jon Egging raised more than £7,000.

The week-long collection earlier this month took place in stores across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

The final total was £7,148.

Jan Gould, Tesco Branksome’s community champion thanked all staff and customers who had been part of the fundraising.