Since Wildcat began in 2010, we’ve been privileged to support a wide array of charities and organisations. A very lucky few have even flown with us – a once in a lifetime experience! Below are a selection of the charities we’ve been proud to support.
Royal National Institute of Blind People Norfolk
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with RNIB Norfolk | www.rnib.org.uk
Every day another 100 people in the UK will start to lose their sight, and RNIB can only reach 1 in 3 of them – but many causes of sight loss are preventable if they are caught early. RNIB works to eliminate avoidable sight loss. To this end, RNIB leads on the UK Vision Strategy, developed by a large eye health and sight loss alliance, to set the direction for the eye health of the nation. RNIB provides support, information and advice for people affected by sight loss, as well as for eye health and other professionals. In 2007/08 over 280,000 people a month contacted RNIB for general information on sight loss, to lend their voice to a campaign, for expert advice, or to buy an accessible product.
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with Veterans Norfolk Committee | www.veteransnorfolk.com
Veterans Norfolk works to enhance, wherever possible, the welfare and wellbeing of the Armed Forces and the Veteran community in Norfolk, which consists of all people who are or have been regulars, reservists or cadets and their immediate families.
Help for Heroes
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with SG Wealth Management | www.helpforheroes.org.uk
H4H supports veterans and serving personnel who have been wounded or injured, or have become sick, as a result of serving their country. Additionally their families and dependents receive support from the Charity as they care for their loved one, and adapt to the new challenges that they face. Our primary focus is on those affected by recent and current conflicts due to the urgency and extent of their needs. Anyone is welcome to apply for support and will be considered on a case by case basis and referred to our charity partners where appropriate.
East Anglian Air Ambulance
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with Seething Air Display | www.eaaa.org.uk
EAAA (East Anglian Air Ambulance) is a 365-day helicopter emergency medical service covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Receiving no direct Government funding, the £7.6 million we need to raise every year comes directly from charity donations. The charity has grown considerably since its early days when it had just one helicopter flying one day a week. Now with two distinctive yellow helicopters, Anglia One based at Norwich Airport and Anglia Two at Cambridge. Both helicopters are crewed by a doctor and a critical care paramedic. In May 2013 EAAA became the first air ambulance in England and Wales to perform HEMS missions during hours of darkness.
The Jon Egging Trust
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with Ultimate High | www.joneggingtrust.com
The trust was set up in honour of Flt Lt 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 Trust has developed an exciting and unique youth engagement programme – Blue Skies – which provides new opportunities to help disadvantaged young people achieve their full potential.
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with SG Wealth Management | www.alzheimers.org.uk
Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of their 20,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.
Helena Kennedy Foundation
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with University Technical College Norwich | www.hkf.org.uk
The Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies in higher education and move on successfully into employment. The Foundation’s primary task is the provision of financial help, in the form of bursaries to the value of £1500, awarded on an annual basis to students from the adult and further education sector who progress to an undergraduate degree course in higher education.
Team GB (TJ Baldwin, Alpine skiier)
Experience flight auctioned for charity in partnership with City College Norwich | www.teamgb.com
TJ is a Norfolk man born and bred. He is now 22 and is one of Great Britain’s best Alpine ski racers. He lives for ski racing! His utter determination to succeed and his natural athletic & skiing ability has turned him from a dry slope racer to World cup racer in 8 years. His dream is to succeed at World Cup level and compete at the Winter Olympics and win a medal for Great Britain. At present he is the British Senior Champion in Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Super Combined & Overall Combined. He is also ranked inside the top 200 in the World in Downhill & Super G; and just outside the top 200 in both Giant slalom & Super Combined.