Charity truck pull in Adele's honour
FRIENDS of a popular Cottingham woman have remembered her with a charity truck pull.
Adele Maclean, 46, died two weeks ago after losing her fight with cancer.
Adele's friends had decided to hold the truck pull before her death to raise money for staff at Castle Hill Hospital.
And they chose to do it in her honour after she succumbed to the disease.
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"We had a brilliant day – it was absolutely amazing," said Adele's sister, Maggie Beardshaw, 54.
"Adele would have been absolutely over the moon because the turnout was unbelievable.
"If she had been there doing it for someone else she would have been really happy."
Friends pulled the seven-tonne Scania truck through Cottingham from the Black Prince pub, where Adele was a regular.
It called at The Fair Maid, the King William IV and The Duke of Cumberland before finishing at The Tiger Inn.
The fundraiser brought back memories of Adele's dad Iain, who died of lung cancer 14 years earlier.
There was a truck pull through the village in Iain's honour after his death – like there was for Adele.
Money raised on that day was given to the hospital where he died.
"The truck was donated by Jim Priestley, the same guy whose truck they pulled for my dad," said Adele's brother, who is also called Iain.
"It was Jim and his partner Tanya who organised it all.
"It was just an incredible day and I can't thank them enough."
Iain, 52, said dozens of friends came to pay their respects at the truck pull and his sister's funeral at Haltemprice Crematorium in Willerby.
"There were so many people who wanted to pull the truck we took it in turns," he said.
"Some of the bairns were in there as well, so they had a good day too.
"Even the crematorium was full to the brim and The Black Prince was full for the wake."
Adele worked at Smith & Nephew and Iain said they were very supportive of her while she was ill.
"I would like to thank Smith & Nephew for all they've done," he said.
"Everyone's been phenomenal – they couldn't do any more for her."
The truck pull raised at least £1,300.
Adele's family are using some of the money to pay for a memorial bench at Castle Hill Hospital, and will donate the rest to ward 29, where she died.
"Adele liked the benches and we thought that would be lovely," Maggie said.