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Local Sergeant embarks on challenge raising money for local cancer charity

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

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