September 21, 2013 2.50 pm This story is over 121 months old

Lincoln strongman pulls fire truck for charity

Pulling power: A local strongman towed a fire engine across a Lincoln shopping centre for charity.

Lincoln strongman David Johnson pulled a 16 tonne fire engine along Station Street to St. Mark’s Square in just a minute on September 21, all in aid of a bone cancer charity.

Johnson, who is also a doorman for Home nightclub, pulled the truck along to support local fundraiser Ethan Maull and in memory of his friend Mark Browne, who battled cancer for three years.

The Ethan Maull Up Yours To Cancer Foundation was set up when school boy Ethan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in December last year. Over the last three years, Ethan has raised money for charity, and his foundation helps other young people, such as providing support for families who must travel long distances for their children’s treatment.

After the event, David said: “I was motivated to keep going just for the reason I was doing the pull: doing it for my friend, and raising money for the charity.

“It’s hard to specifically train for something like this; you just have to turn up and do it. There’s not really any way of training for it. I lift weights in the gym.

“I’ll be doing this again next year, but already this year I’ve done a tyre flip, a car deadlift and a strongman competition. I’ve got a few more ideas up my sleeve for the future though!”