Jenn pulls in support for worthwhile causes
Strong woman Jenn ‘The Tank’ Tibbenham wowed the crowds at this year’s Lydd Club Day on Saturday by pulling a 12.6 tonne fire truck to raise money for charity.
Jenn, a Materials Technician at Dungeness B power station, successfully pulled the truck over 70 feet at the community event on The Rype in Lydd.
This is the second time in three months that Jenn has pulled a truck for good causes following her nine tonne lorry pull at a ‘Strongman’ event at New Ash Green near Gravesend in March.
Over the two events, Jenn has already raised over £680 for EDF Energy’s official charity partner, Breast Cancer Now, as well as supporting the Fire Fighters Charity.
Jenn said; “I’ve been competing in Strongman events in Finland, the USA and the UK since 2010 but this is this only the fifth time I’ve actually pulled a truck like this. My job at the power station is quite physical anyway which is good practice but I’ve also got to thank my husband Graham who has helped me by being my trusty ‘driver’ in my anchor cars whilst training.”
“The fire engine was actually called out during the day on Saturday so I didn’t know whether I’d get the chance to do it but thankfully it arrived back in time. Although it is a very intense form of exercise, it is also incredibly rewarding and challenging, and it’s always nice to hear the kids calling me Wonder Woman afterwards!”
Colleagues from EDF Energy were also there to cheer Jenn on at the event as they were hosting a stand and a carnival float to promote the power station’s visitor centre. The interactive centre is open Monday to Friday, except bank holidays, from 09:00 until 16:00 and free tours around the power station can be booked by contacting 01797 343728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to show your support for Jenn, it’s still not too late as her online fundraising page is still receiving donations at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jenn-Tibbenham
For more information contact:Laurence Ollier
External Communications Manager - Generation (South East)
0781 3232 765
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