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Lincolnshire Agricultural Society pledges its support to the Trust

Published: 18 Jan 2017   updated: 19 Jan 2017

Recognising the importance of the RAF Charitable Trust's (RAFCT) work, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society's (LAS) has nominated it as one of its Charities of the Year.

Announced at the society's 2017 AGM, the partnership will see RAFCT and aviation charity, The Jon Egging Trust, supported by the LAS over the next 12 months. Both charities will have the opportunity to promote their work at events taking place at the Lincolnshire Showground throughout the year, including at the 2017 Lincolnshire Show on 21 and 22 June.

The Trust's presence in Lincolnshire will be boosted significantly in September when its commercial arm stages the Scampton Airshow at the home of the Red Arrows, RAF Scampton.

RAF Charitable Trust Chairman, Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson, said: "We're immensely grateful to the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society for nominating us as one of its Charities of the Year. Across the UK and abroad, the trust is making a big difference to the lives of serving personnel and young people, supporting both personal growth and professional development. This includes initiatives and projects taking place at RAF stations and Air Cadet Squadrons around the county.

"LAS's nomination, together with our plans to stage a new airshow at RAF Scampton in September, ensures that Lincolnshire's links with the Royal Air Force continue to go from strength to strength."

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is a charitable organisation established to promote and support the education of food, farming and a sustainable environment in the county. Through its ownership of The Lincolnshire Showground it also offers a wide range of services and events for the region and beyond.

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