Ever wondered how hard it is to pull a Boeing 737?

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No, neither had we, but some of the team at Blanchards Bailey are going to find out this August.

The Dorset-based law firm have put together a team of twenty professionals to pull the 35,000kg aeroplane 50 meters in as fast a time as possible. Of course, there is a great reason for this plane pull challenge; the goal is to raise as much money, as possible, for the firm’s charity of the year, The GAP Project run by Dorset Mind.

The GAP Project provides eco-therapy support services to help improve people’s mental health by connecting with others and tending to allotments in Dorchester. 

The aim is to get people outside and more active by gardening and maintaining the charity’s allotments. The GAP project has been set up by Meyers Estate Agents and Dorset Mind

Dorset Mind are independent and responsible for their own funding – so when you donate, you know that your money benefits people who live in Dorset. 

Their support groups educate people about the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, and how to develop new coping skills. The charity also run an accredited one-to-one befriending programme, designed to help people regain confidence and social skills.

Ben Jones, Partner at Blanchards Bailey said: 

“Mental health awareness is so vital, now more than ever. Our lifestyles have been considerably different over the last eighteen months and the restricted contact we have endured has had a huge impact on people’s mental wellbeing. The GAP Project helps overcome those difficulties by facilitating safe interaction with others in a relaxing outdoor environment which is conducive to positive mental health.

The team at Blanchards Bailey will also be volunteering at the allotments to make sure they are in tip-top condition! What’s more, the GAP project has recently taken on a second premises at Red Cow Farm in Dorchester to form a new eco therapy garden. We’re looking forward to helping the GAP project get the land ready for the next phase of this exciting initiative.”

By: Laura Hitchcock

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