Cocktails fuel fundraising for tragic pilot’s charity

The Marsham Court Hotel has served up the perfect formation – two ‘high flying’ cocktails with proceeds going to the Jon Egging Trust (JET).

The hotel, in Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth, is a long term supporter of JET and is offering adult guests and visitors the chance to enjoy either a ‘Jet Fuel’ or a ‘Red One’, throughout the summer.

JET was set up in memory of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, who tragically lost his life whilst completing the Red Arrows display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011.

The Trust works with young people aged 13-16 through its Blue Skies programme – a three level practical course concentrating on teamwork, leadership and work experience.

Marsham Court Hotel manager Rosie Wallace, explained: “JET is a fantastic organisation which, like the Marsham Court, is passionate about supporting and inspiring young people.

“Last summer we held a grand Air Festival Charity Fundraiser and donated £10 from each ticket sold to JET.

“During the party someone persuaded our bar manager Graeme Tilley to create a cocktail and Red One was born.

“This year we will again be holding the Fundraiser and donating £10 from every ticket sold to JET, as well as 10 per cent from the sale of each of the special cocktails sold throughout the summer.

“We will be welcoming thousands of visitors to the hotel throughout the summer season and so we hope many will enjoy a cocktail and the chance to help JET.”

The Jet Fuel cocktail features blue curacao, tequila and lime juice.

The Red One is made from spiced rum, strawberry liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine.

Kaye Jackson, a youth liaison officer for JET, said: “We are very grateful for the Marsham Court’s continuing support of the Trust and I’m sure these wonderful cocktails are going to be a big hit with guests.”

The Marsham Court Bournemouth Air Festival Charity Fundraiser 2017 takes place on September 1. Tickets cost £49.95 and include a welcome drink, a gala lunch, cocktails, afternoon tea, entertainment and a £10 donation to JET. Guests will have views of the Air Show from the terrace. To book call: 01202 552111

Picture caption: Bottoms up –  JET youth liaison officer Kaye Jackson tries one of the Marsham Court Hotel’s charity cocktails, with from left, the hotel’s operations manager Nigel Reeve and duty manager Andy Thompson.

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The Marsham Court in Russell-Cotes Road won the DCCI Business Engagement with Education award.

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