LJLA plane pull ropes in £2500 for Alder Hey

22 Dec 2017


Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) were joined by employees from a number of local companies in a plane pull challenge on the 19th December, raising over £2500.00 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, adding to the £80,000 already raised by Airport employees over the past 12 months.

Blue Air, who are based at Liverpool Airport, let the Airport use one of their Boeing 737 aircrafts, weighing almost 40 tonnes for the plane pull, with teams competing to see who could pull the aircraft the furthest in one minute.

Companies represented at the challenge included Matalan, Santander, Gaskells Waste, Peel, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Morgan Sindall, Sovini, Swissport, South Liverpool Homes, The Land Trust and the Airport itself, with Matalan coming out on top by managing to pull the plane an incredible 49.2m in 60 seconds.

Carol Dutton, HR & Community Director for LJLA commented, “This has been an amazing effort by everyone involved and a big thank you goes to all the companies who gave up time to take part in this unique challenge and particularly to Blue Air for providing one of their aircraft.

This is one of the highlights of our fundraising calendar with more much needed funds going to Alder Hey.”