A charity truck pull is taking place in Medbourne on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, in memory of the soldier Lee Rigby who was killed in an attack in London earlier this year.
The event, called the Welland Valley Charity Truck Pull Challenge, takes place between 10am and 4.30pm and is raising funds for a trust fund set up set up for Pte Rigby’s son Jack and other good causes in the Medbourne area.
It will take place on a one-mile route in Drayton Road in the village.
Pte Rigby was a 25-year-old drummer and machine gunner in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who was killed in a savage attack in London near the Woolwich Barracks.
Medbourne resident Gary Gardner has organised the event. He said: “The truck pull will consist of 20 teams, made up of well known local organisations including teams from the police, fire, local pubs and clubs, Steve Sanderson, businesses and a Fusilier team.
“The day promises to be massive with lots going on. It includes a kids corner with bouncy castles, lucky dips and face painting as well as a truck pull bazaar with gorgeous handmade gifts and crafts.”
Rupert Grint, one of the stars of the Harry Potter films, will be attending along with his sister’s band Ghost of Samantha.
Musical entertainment is also being provided by Remedy Sounds, who has shared a stage with many major acts including Chase and Status and Katie B and Lauren Thalia, who was a 2012 Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist at the age of 12.
Mr Gardner added: “It will be the biggest event Medbourne has seen for a long time. We really would like to see the community pull together and support this great event and at the same time the charity.”
Laura Alexandra, who has worked for the BBC, QVC and now Teen Star, a music competition to find the freshest up and coming musical talent, will be presenting the day and there will be entertainment provided by comedian Matt Lee-Steer.