Citywing is inviting local businesses to flex their muscles and raise money for a good cause by taking part in a sponsored Plane Pull event at Isle of Man Airport on Sunday 6th July, which Enduro World Champion David Knight will also be taking part in as a member of the Manx Cancer Help team.
This year, teams will be raising money for Manx Cancer Help, Citywing’s Charity of the Year. The local charity last year celebrated its 30th anniversary and Citywing has provided them with 24 return Business Select tickets to use for fundraising during the year on their routes from the Island to Blackpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Gloucester and Newcastle.
Entrants will need to work together to pull an aircraft along a 34 metre course which last year was completed by the Robinson’s team in a record time of 16.52 seconds. As a reward for their efforts, teams will also be treated to a free breakfast of bacon baps, tea and coffee, courtesy of Sleepwell Hotels.
David Buck, Managing Director at Citywing, said: ‘After the success of last year’s Plane Pull, we are excited to invite local businesses to put forward a team to participate in this year’s event. The Plane Pull is brilliant fun for everyone involved, and offers a great team-building opportunity as well as being a unique way to contribute to a very worthwhile cause.
‘It is a privilege to work alongside Manx Cancer Help and we are delighted to be able to raise money for, and awareness of, the services it provides.’
Ally Martin, Fundraising Events Coordinator at Manx Cancer Help, added: ‘We are really looking forward to this event and are thrilled that David has volunteered to take part on behalf of the charity. Anyone interested in participating in the Plane Pull, please do get in touch with us for details. Teams should be made up of eight people, but team numbers for the event are limited so please make sure you get your applications in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!’
For more information on how to enter this year’s Plane Pull and how to raise money on behalf of Manx Cancer Help, please contact Ally at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01624 679544.