Wisbech apprentice helped pull 7.5 tonne truck 1.5 miles in under 20 minutes to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust charity

PUBLISHED: 15:35 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 18 October 2018

Wisbech apprentice pulls DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer Trust

Wisbech apprentice pulls DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer Trust

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A Wisbech apprentice was among a team of 14 who pulled a 7.5 tonne truck 1.5 miles in under 20 minutes to raise money for charity.

Wisbech apprentice pulls DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer TrustWisbech apprentice pulls DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer Trust

Jamie Walker, third year technical apprentice at DAF Trucks dealership group Ford & Slater, took part in the charity truck pull at Bruntingthorpe Airfield, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

The truck pull event saw contenders split into two teams of seven, each pulling a 7.5T DAF CF truck. Also in the team were apprentice coordinator Lee Sursham and company joint managing director, Tim Strevens.

Lee Sursham said: “The important part of the apprentices getting to do events like this is feeling part of a team, part of the Ford & Slater family.

“I think to get to pull a truck alongside the MD is invaluable for these trainees to feel part of this programme and to be part of something bigger than themselves.”

Wisbech apprentice pulls DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer TrustWisbech apprentice pulls DAF CF trucks for Teenage Cancer Trust

Trainees across the company are aiming to raise £2,500 by the end of the year.

“We’ve always liked the idea of young people raising money for young people,” Mr Sursham added.

“These trainees getting out of bed on a Sunday morning and pulling some trucks, to help people their own age through some of the toughest times in their lives, is a massive testament to them. I’m really proud.”

Ford & Slater provide on-site and college-based training programmes for nearly 40 apprentices employed within the business.

This is the second year Ford & Slater apprentices have raised money for the non-profit cancer support charity and already the truck pull has raised over half of last year’s total amount.

Managing director Tim Strevens said: “The truck pull was a great success and a lot of fun to be a part of, for all involved.

“We would like to offer thanks to everyone who came to support and to the apprentices who took part.

“A huge thank you also goes to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome who kindly donated the use of their airfield for the event.”

To make a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust in support of the apprenticeship truck pull visit their Just Giving page, at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/apprenticetruckpull

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