VIDEOS: Lions Club go on the pull to give testicular cancer charity massive cash boost
CHARITY fund raisers went on the pull on Saturday- and ended up raising between �850 and �1,000 for a charity.
March Lions Club members who organised the event were joined by colleagues from Wisbech Lions, Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions and Peterborough Lions to pull a vintage fire engine through part of Wisbech.
March Lions president Trevor Stockbridge said he decided to organise the event after hearing that 37,000 people per year die from testicular cancer.
“When I did a bit more research and realised that Testicular Cancer Research doesn’t actually get any Government funding and has to fundraise to maintain its research programme, I thought: ‘Let’s raise as much money as possible to give them help,’” he said.
Past president Derek Rutter was involved in co-ordinating sponsors and he said the club was delighted by the response.
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“We are very happy with what we have done,” he said. “It was hard work pulling the fire engine up the hill but the slight incline on the return made it more enjoyable.”
The charity engine pull took on a European flavour when a Peterborough Lions Club member invited a German student staying with them to join in.
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