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Housing employees pull plane to raise funds for Alder Hey

Employees from housing organisations were among those pulling a plane to boost funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The gruelling charity challenge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped raise around £2,500 for the cause.

Representatives of South Liverpool Homes and Sovini joined businesses including Matalan, Peel, Morgan Sindall and the airport itself to compete in teams against one another to see who could pull one of Blue Air’s Boeing 737 aircrafts the furthest in one minute.

Other participating firms and organisations included Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Swissport, Santander, Gaskells Waste and The Land Trust.

Matalan fundraisers came out on top, pulling the plane 49.2 metres in 60 seconds.

The cash for Alder Hey will be added to more than £80,000 already raised by LJLA for the charity during the past 12 months.

Carol Dutton, HR & community director for LJLA, says: “This has been an amazing effort by everyone involved. 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 its aircraft.

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

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