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£1,551raised of £10,000 target by 56 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,551 to help Cpl Jonathan Bayliss’ family at this tragic time, and in doing so thank our armed forces and their families for the service they give.

    Poole, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 19th July 2018

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    Cpl Jonathan Bayliss was tragically killed in an accident at RAF Valley in Wales, on March 20th 2018.

    Jon was one of the engineering team of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, fulfilling a boyhood dream to serve with the World-famous jet display team.

    Even though the pilots and aircraft are often considered the public face of the Red Arrows, the pilots themselves acknowledge that without the entire team, including all the support staff and engineers, the team cannot fly.

    Jon was lauded by his colleagues as the epitome of professionalism and for everything that the Red Arrows and the RAF stands.

    The money raised here will be donated to Jon’s family as an additional means of support through what must be a very difficult time.

    Please help support this campaign as a way of thanks to all the personnel who serve in the RAF in whatever role they perform, facing daily risks to keep us safe and continue to help promote the very Best of British.

    Mr Simon Puddle of Sure Accounting Ltd, Ferndown, Dorset, has kindly offered to independently administer the funds for this appeal.

    Photo: Royal Air Force, Crown Copyright.



    • Geoff Beck10 months ago
      Geoff Beck

      Geoff Beck

      10 months ago

      A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this cause. I handed over a (rounded up) cheque for £1,600 to Wg Cdr Andrew Keith, OC of the Red Arrows, whilst the team were temporarily operating out of Bournemouth Airport, together with a collective letter of condolence to the team and Cpl Bayliss' family. Hopefully, it will go some small way to do something for them, even if it means a short break away from events. Once again, many thanks to all who contributed... it has added up to a not insignificant sum. Thank you all.

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    • Geoff Beck1 year ago
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      Geoff Beck

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A huge thank you to everyone, as we've just moved the total to a smidge over £1,500. If you would like to help promote the link one more time, that would be great... then it's probably time to re-contact the Reds and arrange handover to them to further fundraise or pass to Jon's family. I am personally going to cover off the JustGiving commission fees so far, via topping it up to the next £1,000 marker. Many thanks for all your compassion and generosity at what must be a very difficult time for all concerned.

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    • Geoff Beck1 year ago
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      Geoff Beck

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Wow! A huge thank you to everyone who's donated to, and shared, this page. It is really appreciated that so many have helped to put something back to Jon's family in light of this recent tragedy. It just shows how even small donations multiplied many times can create good. This is a really good start for this appeal, and I am keen to hit the target, so have a few ideas coming up that will raise additional funds to bolster this even further. In the meantime, please continue to share and promote this page where you can.

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    Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 17.11



    • Rachel


      Apr 26, 2018

      With love to family and friends x x

    • Anonymous


      Apr 16, 2018

    • Ronnie Smith

      Ronnie Smith

      Apr 13, 2018


    • Robert Borrill

      Robert Borrill

      Apr 9, 2018

      A heartbreaking loss for the family and the RAFAT team


    • Anonymous


      Apr 5, 2018


    • Jennifer Brown

      Jennifer Brown

      Apr 4, 2018


    • Michelle Cabourne

      Michelle Cabourne

      Apr 3, 2018


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    Geoff Beck

    Geoff Beck

    Poole, UK

    I’ve been a fan and supporter of both Red Arrows and RAF charities since childhood, and have had the honour of knowing a number of the teams over the years. A qualified pilot myself, I’m also a volunteer for the RAF Association, and a founding trustee of another military charity.

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