Lincoln strongman to pull truck while carrying two firefighters for charity

Lincoln strongman Dave Johnson will raise money for charity by pulling a firetruck whilst carrying two firefighters at an event next month.

The fundraiser is in aid of the Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours To Cancer’ Foundation, Firefighters Charity and funds for Aurora, who is severely autistic and will be the latest in a series of weightlifting challenges in memory of Dave’s friend Mark Browne, who passed away in 2012 after a battle with cancer.

Taking place at 2pm on July 15 at St Mark’s Shopping Centre, the event will also have a number of family activities including bouncy castles and a show by fight factory wrestling.

Photo: Aaron Renfree

Photo: Aaron Renfree for The Lincolnite

Last year, Dave raised around £500 for a number of local charities and this year hopes to do the same again. To donate, click here.

Dave told The Lincolnite: “The event began when a friend, Mark Browne, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

“We decided to arrange a fundraising event for cancer awareness, the plan was to continue in his memory and raise cash for various causes.

“As we were both into strongman it made sense to go down that route, plus it’s more interesting for people watching, the challenges usually attract a lot of support at St Marks.

“I’ve pulled trucks, deadlifted cars and pulled the Lancaster Bomber ‘Just Jane’.

“Two months ago I tore my bicep so had to alter the original idea to something a little more sensible, so I will be carrying two firefighters while attempting to pull the fire truck.”

Take a Dave’s charity truck pull from last year: