Bank Holiday charity truck pull returns to Stroud tomorrow with the girls from disco legends Boney M

The Truck Pull challenge returns to Stroud on Bank Holiday Monday. Last year Harry Potter star Rupert Grint made a special guest appearance and joined organiser Gary Gardner and his team to pull a truck along Merrywalks in Stroud. By TammyLynn Kwan

The Truck Pull challenge returns to Stroud on Bank Holiday Monday. Last year Harry Potter star Rupert Grint made a special guest appearance and joined organiser Gary Gardner and his team to pull a truck along Merrywalks in Stroud. By TammyLynn Kwan

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

DISCO fever will be coming to Stroud on Bank Holiday Monday when pop legends Boney M perform at the Truck Pull Challenge.

The girls from the 70s disco band will be on the main stage at the event which will see teams of 15 once again go head to head as they pull an eight tonne lorry through Stroud.

Organiser Gary Gardner is hoping to build on the success of last year’s event which saw hundreds of people flock to Merrywalks for the day.

The teams so far include last year’s winners Fifth Dimension, Stroud Tesco, Fitness Mill, Forest Green Gym, Veolia Environmental Services, the Queen Victoria, the Clothiers Arms, the Royal Mail and the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

Once again, Dairy Crest has provided the trucks, which will be pulled from the Rowcroft roundabout along Merrywalks, around the Beeches Green roundabout and back again.

Comedian Matt Lee Steer is presenting the event which takes place between 11.30am and 4.30pm on Monday, May 26.

There will also be children’s rides, a big prize raffle draw, food and refreshments and a performance by the Bath Samba Band as well as a colossal stage with live music.

Anyone interested in putting a team together for the truck pull has until Friday, May 23 to sign up and should contact Gary on 0780 963 5014 or email him at gary.s.gardner@icloud.com.

Boney M was formed in 1975 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s.

One of the band’s original members, Bobby Farrell, was found dead in his hotel room in St Petersburg in December 2010.

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