Apprentices from DAF dealer Ford & Slater are hoping to raise £2,500 for Teenage Cancer Trust in a charity truck-pull.
The apprentices will be split into two teams, each competing to pull a 7T DAF XF truck the full length of the 1.5-mile Bruntingthorpe Airfield and proving ground runway in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
The charity truck-pull will take place from 12pm on Sunday, 16 September and it is the second year Ford & Slater’s apprentices have supported the Teenage Cancer Trust – a not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to providing care and support for young people living with cancer, and their families. In 2017 the team completed a 31-mile hike across the Peak District in 2017, where six apprentices succeeded in raising £2,000.
Ford & Slater Apprentice Coordinator, Lee Sursham, said, “We wanted something specific to Ford & Slater, to the transport industry and to our apprentices. What we came up with was a truck-pull. The decision to stick with Teenage Cancer Trust for a second year was ultimately unanimous and I know both teams will work hard to raise as much as they can for this worthwhile cause.”