A STEELY bunch showed their brawn by pushing a recovery truck and car from Cirencester to South Cerney last week.

Mechanics from South Cerney Garage were joined by friends and family in the monster truck fundraising challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation.

The team of 14 was cheered on as they took it in turns to push the two vehicles, weighing around three tonnes in total, over four miles from outside Cirencester Parish Church to South Cerney Garage on Saturday, September 29.

The event has so far raised £1,700 with around £1,000 donated by local businesses, including Cirencester-based SJC Hair and Beauty.

Organiser and South Cerney Garage owner Mark Duffield said the charities were dear to those taking part because family members had suffered from heart disease and cancer.

"It was a great day and we’re planning to do the same next year," he said.

Donations can still be made at South Cerney Garage at Clarks Hay, South Cerney, or at SJC Hair and Beauty at Love Lane Industrial Estate.