Sponsor found for Southend Airshow

Spectators watch the Southend Airshow in 2009. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Organisers hope the Southend Airshow and Military Festival will go ahead this year following the announcement of a headline sponsor.

The event was cancelled by Southend Borough Council in 2013 following budget cuts.

But organisers say the show will go ahead on September 6 and 7 this year if enough funds are raised. They announced the Toomey Motor Group as the headline sponsor.