Blanchards Bailey’s plane pull for The GAP Project

Ever wondered how hard it is to pull a Boeing 737? No, neither had we, but some of the team at Blanchards Bailey are going to find out this August.

We 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; our goal is to raise as much money, as humanly possible, for our incredible charity of the year, The GAP Project which is run by Dorset Mind.

What’s ‘The GAP Project’ you say? 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, which is a local affiliate of national Mind and was established in 1946. 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. Dorset Mind’s resilience-focused support groups educate people about the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and support people to identify and develop new coping skills. The charity also run an accredited one-to-one befriending programme, designed to help people regain confidence and social skills. The content of their services and support groups are both preventative and restorative.

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 and secure interaction with others in a relaxing outdoor environment which is conducive to positive mental health.

The employees at Blanchards Bailey choose a specific charity to fundraise for each year, and this year we are working our hardest to raise as much money as we can to go to The GAP Project. Our team will be volunteering time 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.

You know how it works, if you are in the position to, please follow the link below to donate to such an amazing cause and to keep our ‘plane pullers’ motivated when their legs are like jelly. No matter how big, or small, every little helps!

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