Watch Santa strongman pull 18-tonne lorry for Lincoln charities

Lincoln strongman Dave Johnson, aka Santa, completed a staggering 18-tonne lorry pull for a number of local charities this weekend.

The mammoth challenge was in aid of causes including a winter wonderland mission for Lincoln toddler Facility, The Salvation Army and a number of charities for the homeless.

Dave managed to raise around £400 at the event on Saturday at One NK in North Hykeham. Much of the money will go towards providing meals to people on the streets of Lincoln this Christmas.

He has taken part in many charity strongman events over the last few years, inspired in tribute to his friend Mark Browne.

Dave said: “Everyone deserves a Christmas meal, however it’s easy to get in a situation where you end up homeless.

“In the beginning my friend Mark Browne was the reason we began working to do what we could to help raise awareness of cancer, and funds for those suffering from it.

“Since his passing he has remained a big motivation to continue. I have done many different events in his memory, raising funds for different causes which he would have been happy to be associated with also.”