Seven strong Gravesend men pull charity van through town

PUBLISHED: 17:15 10 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 10 October 2013

The team of seven strong Gravesend men pull the chYps van through the town

The team of seven strong Gravesend men pull the chYps van through the town


Seven strong men helped to raise awareness for north Kent’s EllenorLions Hospices by pulling the charity’s 2.7 tonne van through Gravesend on Saturday.

The challenge on started uphill as the team pulled the heavy vehicle from outside the Co-operative Funeralcare in Milton Road to Tesco in New Road.

The daring troupe organised the challenge with the help of friends from the hospice’s charity shop in King Street.

Bucket collectors took donations from onlookers along the one mile route, and the team also raised funds from selling cakes at the Kings Street shop.

Participant Phil Pollard, of Dickens Road, Gravesend, said: “Our team are all connected with the hospice through some way or another, including through the shop. We wanted to do something that would help raise awareness and funds for the hospice and get others thinking about how they can also support such a wonderful local cause.

“It was great fun and we hope to do another challenge in the future.”


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