Simon ‘powers’ into record books at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

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Pulling a 13 tonne truck with one hand was all in a day’s work for strongman Simon Plant when he achieved a new world record at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Cheered on by children, their families and staff, Simon ‘Power’ Plant showed how his incredible strength, regular gym sessions and high protein diet made all the difference as he pulled a huge articulated vehicle an incredible 50 feet.

Simon’s official Guinness World Record framed certificate will soon be taking pride of place on the walls at Bluebell Wood, which supports around 250 children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions in North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

The world record is the latest feat by Simon, who has previously pulled 14 cars at once, lifted six people up on a board and towed a 2 tonne truck.

Simon said: “. It’s been a privilege to support Bluebell Wood and the extraordinary work it does with children and their families.”

Liz Webster, director of care said: “We’re all about creating special memories for the children, young adults and families who visit us and this certainly managed to do that.”

It costs more than £4m to run Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, based in North Anstonl providing support both at the hospice and in the community.

To help Bluebell Wood make more memories for the children they care for by donating, volunteering or holding a fundraiser visit www.bluebellwood.org