JET runs a national competition, JET to Space, to offer places on a four-day camp in Cornwall linked to the UK’s first rocket launch. 25 winning students from areas of low opportunity in Bristol, Bradford, Cornwall and London were supported to build confidence, resilience and aspiration and immerse themselves in all things space.
The JET Space Forum takes place in London to bring together key leaders in the sector to help shape a collaborative approach to tackling youth inequality in the UK. The event’s lead sponsor, Northrop Grumman, announce a major new funding boost for JET’s programmes.
JET CEO, Dr Emma Egging, embarks on ten epic challenges in 2021 to mark the 10th anniversary of the charity and shine a spotlight on our vital work with young people. Emma’s first challenge will be a 31 mile ultramarathon along the Grantham Canal.
We have a duty to recognise the impact of lockdown on young people says youth charity, Jon Egging Trust. This follows the recent government announcement of a return to remote learning for schools.
Air Vice-Marshal Harv Smyth, Director of Space UK, becomes JET’s third patron, joining Professor Brian Cox and Sir Stuart Atha in support of the charity. “JET consistently works small miracles with our young people across the length and breadth of the nation,” says AVM Smyth.
JET’s eight region launched in Hampshire on 6th July with an inspiration day in partnership with NATS. RAF Odiham will be hosting our Blue Skies Hampshire programme starting in the next academic year.
On Friday 15th June, JET’s annual dinner took place beneath the wings of the Lancaster at the RAF museum in London. A fitting setting during the RAF100 year to celebrate the achievements of JET and the young people JET has helped in the past year.
Blue Skies launches in the West Midlands – JET’s seventh region – with an inspiration day on 26th September in partnership with RAF Cosford and Charlton School.
JET’s 2nd annual dinner held at National Space Centre. Hosted by patrons Professor Brian Cox and Air Marshal Stuart Atha. Attended by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier and Red Arrows. Speakers included Blue Skies students.
Sponsorship from Lockheed Martin will allow an additional 1000 young people in Norfolk to benefit from JET’s youth engagement programmes in 2017.
Blue Skies launches in Oxfordshire – JET’s sixth region – with an inspiration day on 9th November in partnership with RAF Brize Norton and Carterton Community College.
Five years after Jon’s death, eleven inspirational individuals join JET’s GNR team, including Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff and impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw.
At RAF Marham, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP meets Blue Skies graduate Nathan. Having found his experience with JET life changing Nathan is now an ambassador for JET and has ambitions to become a politician.
JET’s inaugural annual dinner held in Lincoln to celebrate our work and raise vital funds. Hosted by Patrons Professor Brian Cox OBE and Air Vice Marshall Stuart Atha CB DSO ADC. Guests were entertained by Jon Culshaw.
Patron Professor Brian Cox OBE joins JET’s team at the Great North Run, along with CEO Dr Emma Egging and six other runners to raise over £11,000.
The Jon Egging Trust continues to develop its youth programmes in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Dorset, North Wales and Yorkshire. Almost 200 young people are enrolled on Blue Skies programmes this year
The Jon Egging Trust incorporates to become a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. Registration Number 1156265.
The Jon Egging Trust’s Inspirational Outreach programme is launched, reaching out to an additional 1,000 students in Lincolnshire over the year.
Mar to Jun 2014
The Jon Egging Trust’s Blue Skies programme is extended to Yorkshire. Our first Level 3 (work placement) programme is launched in Lincolnshire. 96 students graduate from Blue Skies programmes this year.
Oct 13 to Feb 14
Blue Skies Level 1 launches in North Wales, working with 15 students from Holyhead.
Mar to Jun 2013
The Jon Egging Trust’s Blue Skies programme is extended to Norfolk and Dorset. 43 students graduate from Blue Skies Level 1 (Teamwork) and Level 2 (Leadership) programmes.
Mar to Jun 2012
The Jon Egging Trust pilots its first Level 1 (Teamwork) Blue Skies programme in Lincolnshire, working with 10 students from Priory Witham Academy.
Jon Egging Trust established by Jon’s wife Dr Emma Egging, his mother Dawn Egging, childhood friend James Godley and Red Arrows pilot and close friend Ben Plank. Registration Number 1148180.
20th August 2011
Tragic death of Flt Lt Jon Egging, Red 4, at the Bournemouth Air Festival.