Interview with Mark Franzoni Head of P.E. at Southam College who is running the Great North Run raising funds for the Jon Egging Trust

Written by on July 18, 2014

Southam Teacher Mark Franzoni is running The Great North Run 7th September in aid of a charity close to his heart, with hopes to raise £1500.00 for The Jon Egging Trust.

The trust was set Jon Egging, who tragically lost his life on the 20th August 2011 whilst completing an air display at the Bournemouth Air Festival; he was coming to the end of his first year with the world-famous Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic team, flying in the Red 4 position.

Jon was passionate about inspiring young people through a love of flying and enthusiasm for teamwork. The Jon Egging Trust has been set up to realise his dream by Jon’s wife Dr Emma Egging, his mother Dawn Egging, childhood friend James Godley and Red Arrow’s pilot Ben Plank.

The Jon Egging Trust set up in his memory looks to offer the same opportunities to young people, developing their skills and confidence to tackle life. I’m doing it for him and future candidates on the scheme.

Mark will be running the Great North North Run in support of the Jon Egging Trust. Mark & Jon were school friend and close friend as adults. Mark remembers that Jon worked so hard to achieve what he did. He had drive & determination.

To help raise funds for the charity go to the just giving page at

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