A hospitality day held at Bournemouth Air Festival raised over £10,000 for a local charity.
John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF) was holding its 8th VIP Hospitality Day and guests enjoyed a fantastic flying programme, and the charity’s favourites, the Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, dropped into the arena, smoke trailing, flying the JTYAF flag.
Pete Thornton, the charity’s chairman paid tribute to the kindness and generosity of the many JTYAF supporters. He said, “The charity received a wonderful selection of donations from local artists, organisations and individuals and these formed the basis of a silent auction and raffle which raised almost £6000.
“A wonderful team of Barclays Community Volunteers supported the event and the matched funding from Barclays added to the total raised. It’s a big team effort and we are so grateful to the Barclays Team for their continued support with our VIP day. We’d like to thank them and all our supporters and donors for making it such a great success this year and helping us to continue to make a difference to the lives of our local young people.”