Try your might for the second truck-pull day

The Power Towers team and Girls on the Pull team near the finish line during last year's Medbourne truck-pull event

The Power Towers team and Girls on the Pull team near the finish line during last year's Medbourne truck-pull event


Teams are being challenged to test their might and pull eight-ton trucks along a one-mile course for the second annual Welland Valley Charity Truck Pull event.

The big fundraiser is being staged in Medbourne on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

Last year’s event attracted thousands of spectators and more than £8,000 was raised for deserving causes.

Organiser Gary Gardner, who has lived in Medbourne for 14 years, is hoping this year’s event will be as successful as, if not more so than, last year’s event.

“We raised £8,228 last year and hope to raise a similar amount this year, if not more.

“What we need now is for teams to sign-up.

“They could be from gyms, pubs, football clubs, rugby teams or groups of firefighters.

“Get your entries in now.”

Last year’s winners were the Trades on the Pull.

Money raised during the event last year was handed over to good causes during a big live music event on The Square in Harborough last November.

Medbourne Playgroup, the village’s playground and the village hall each received funds while thousands of pounds were donated to a trust fund set up for the son of solider Lee Rigby, who was killed near his barracks in Woolwich in 2013.

Major Les Carr accepted the cheque on behalf of the Rigby family, while a band from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers played at the event.

This year’s challenge, which will takes place along a one-mile stretch of road in Medbourne, is again raising cash for village amenities and the Lee Rigby trust fund but will also be raising cash for the Stand Up and Speak Out charity.

That charity is an anti-bullying group which helps and supports victims of bullying and funds training workshops for adults and young people.

Mr Gardner had previously organised a successful truck-pull in his home town in Gloucestershire before deciding to hold one in the Harborough district.

Those wanting to enter the truck pull event can call Mr Gardner on 07809 635 014 or can email gary.s.gardner@icloud.com.




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