The JTYAF (John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation) VIP Hospitality Day at the Bournemouth Air Festival 2014, was a roaring success raising more than £13,500 for the local charity.
Guests enjoyed a fantastic flying programme from the exclusive VIP hospitality marquee situated on the beach right at the epicentre of the air and ground displays. With food by the award-winning Gideon Hitchin, wall to wall sunshine and the opportunity to meet many of the display teams, it was certainly a day to remember.
Pete Thornton, Chairman of the JTYAF commented, “The JTYAF would like to extend their thanks to all their guests and supporters for their kindness and generosity.
“A wonderful selection of prints and paintings were donated by local artists, organisations and individuals and these formed the basis of a Silent Auction which alone raised almost £6000. A signed print of the Vulcan created some intense competition and bids rocketed to an amazing £3000.
“A team of volunteers from Barclays provided invaluable help on the day and a huge thank you must also go to Barclays for their generous contribution to the total raised by their matched funding scheme.
“All in all this was one of our most successful events to date. Our guests had a wonderful day and thanks to their support, the JTYAF will continue to make a real difference to many local young people’s lives.”