A MUM is hoping to break a world record when she pulls a car weighing more than a hippo while raising money for charity.

Emma Chetwynd Jarvis, 41, will pull the vehicle which will also include a driver, using a body harness as she looks to break the Guinness World Record for the farthest distance pulling a car over 24 hours.

The record currently stands at 21.08 miles and she will take on the challenge in March at The Three Counties Showground.

The mum-of two, who also competes in Strong woman events, will be raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, which cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, during treatment and to their last days.

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Emma, from Malvern, said: “I have been training six days a week for this world record attempt for about 10 months now.

“It’s been pretty tough, especially when you are a working mum. But this is something that I’ve wanted to do for a little while now.

“This endurance challenge will be the hardest thing yet.

“Over the summer months, I pulled my daughters around Malvern on a sled.”

Emma, who works at Rock Power Connections in Worcester, has been musing over the idea for a couple of years, but the record attempt only turned into a reality in recent months due to difficulty finding somewhere to do the attempt which was completely flat.

She has so far raised £170 of a £1,000 target.

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester cares for adults with a serious progressive illness.

Emma’s JustGiving link is: https://bit.ly/2Hd40JJ

The record has been held by Slovakian Juraj Barbaric since 2018.