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Local Sergeant embarks on challenge raising money for local cancer charity

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A local Sergeant from Avon and Somerset Constabulary will join a seven strong team embarking on a coach pull challenge.

The team, which includes Sergeant Rachel Clark and her two brothers, will be pulling 14 tonnes worth of coach, on a two mile route around Frome. The tough challenge will start at Frome Town Football Club at noon on Sunday 31st May and will follow a circular route around the town.

Rachel has a history of organising wacky challenges, having cycled 220 miles from Frome to Lands’ End in one day as a tribute to her mum Shirley Wiggins, who died from Leukaemia in 2011.

Rachel said, “We are training regularly at the moment. We have had some advice and support from a local gym, as well as pulling two tonne vehicles in pairs, which hasn’t been easy!

“We can’t train on the coach but as a team we’ve been over to the depot and had a test pull for a few yards which went well; two miles may be another matter.”

The team of coach pullers, ‘Team Wiggins’, will be raising money for Frome Charity, Positive Action on Cancer (PAC). PAC is a local charity based in Frome that offers counselling to those affected by cancer, including local schools where they offer counselling to children who have been affected by loss of a parent/sibling to cancer.

If you would like to sponsor the team, please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/charitycoachpull

The largest individual donation will get to ride on the coach during the day!

For more information contact Hannah or Ruth at PAC on 01373 455255, or email fundraising@positiveactiononcancer.co.uk.