FAMILY and friends of a New Forest woman who died after battling cancer will be using all their might to pull a Boeing 737 to raise money for the charity set up in her memory.

Lucy Pearson, who lived near Ringwood, passed away on Sunday March 28 from an an aggressive form of cancer, Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD), caused by the anti-rejection drugs she took all her life after a heart transplant when she was six.

Love from Lucy, which aims to support patients in UK hospitals, up to the age of 21 years old, who have previously had a heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas or multi-solid organ transplant and go on to develop PTLD by providing and assisting in the provision of equipment and facilities not normally provided by the statutory authorities.

An application has been sent to the Charity Commission to have it officially registered as a charity.

Today (Monday August 30), Lucy’s friends and family are participating in the Dorset Plane Pull on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August at Bournemouth Airport.

The team will be pulling a Boeing 737, which weighs around 35,000kg a distance of 50 metres to raise valuable funds for Love from Lucy.

Love From Lucy trustee Sarah Dudley said: "It is going to be a fantastic event. It is the first real fundraising event for Lucy."

"It is the first time we've done it," added Sarah. 

"We've got a great group of people, Lucy's friends and family, who just want to keep Lucy's name and memory alive and miss her dearly and wanted to do something good."

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