In 2009 the Plane Pull was set up in memory of family members who passed away from Motor Neurone Disease and friend, John Thornton, who was killed while serving as a Royal Marine in Afghanistan.
Originally based at Bliss Aviation, the Plane Pull quickly outgrew its site, and in 2012 moved to its new home at European Skybus. This move enabled the Plane Pull to invite more charities to take part, while keeping the two founding charities at the heart of the event.
Since 2009 a total of 36 charities have benefited from the £225,000 raised. These funds have been used to purchase vital breathing equipment, take disabled and under privileged children horse riding and much much more.
August 2020 is the Plane Pull’s 12th event and will see more teams than ever, with the hope to reach the £250,000 fundraising milestone. And with more teams raising money for a growing number of beneficiary charities, the future of the Plane Pull continues to look bright.