A show of strength from teams of trainees with Ford and Slater.

King’s Lynn apprentices were among 14 who showed their strength at a charity truck pull.

 Apprentices from across  DAF Trucks dealership group Ford and Slater took part in the event at Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They were divided into two teams and each pulled a 7.5-ton  DAF CF truck the 1.5-mile length of the airfield in under 20 minutes. 

Sonny Meijer and Charlie Gardyne from Lynn took part, with apprentice co-ordinator Lee Sursham and company joint managing director Tim Strevens also involved.

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

Ford and Slater currently provides training programmes for around 40 apprentices.

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

“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.”

This is the second year  apprentices have raised money for the charity. They aim to raise £2,500 by the end of the year. 

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