Sunday, December 5, 2021

Lincolnshire charity CEO completes underground cave challenge for charity

CEO Dr Emma Egging of Lincolnshire based youth charity Jon Egging Trust has completed her penultimate JET10 Challenge. The weekend saw Emma embark on an incredible four and a half hour underground scramble in the UK’s largest cave system of Ease Gill in the Yorkshire Dales.

Emma comments “It was an amazing 4.5 hrs underground in the Three Counties caving system with my brother and one of his mountain rescue team colleagues, with lots of tight squeezes, crawls, steep climbs and ascents. It was very challenging at times but a fantastic experience to be guided by a talented team of experts and to see some beautiful underground sights. One more JET10 challenge still to go! I’m so grateful for everyone’s support, helping us raise over £64,000 so far. I pushed myself to the limits today, but it has been worth it to enable us to support even more young people to step out of their comfort zones, develop their skills and achieve great things too.”

Emma, who founded the Jon Egging Trust (JET) a decade ago following the death of her husband – Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Jon Egging – has taken on ten physical and mental ‘JET10’ challenges this year to shine a spotlight on the plight of the vulnerable youngsters supported by the trust, and to raise £100k to expand the charity’s programmes.

To get behind Emma’s latest JET10 challenge please visit: Emma’s JET10 Challenge – Jon Egging Trust

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