Annual fun day held for lung cancer charity

Pictured (from left), Andrea North - landlady, Trevor Newman, Fiona Castle, and Susan Edwards.
Pictured (from left), Andrea North - landlady, Trevor Newman, Fiona Castle, and Susan Edwards.

More than £1,000 has been raised for a cancer charity at a fun day in Ruskington, held annually in honour of a lost loved one.

The event was held at the village’s Red Lion pub last Sunday in support of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. It was opened by Fiona Castle, the widow of the multi-talented TV personality after whom the charity is named.

Scott Taylor having his face painted by Nicole Taylor.

Scott Taylor having his face painted by Nicole Taylor.

This is the third year that villager Susan Edwards has teamed up with the pub to hold the event, each time in support of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

It is held in honour of Susan’s mum Betty, who died from lung cancer in 2007.

Susan described the event as a ‘great success’, adding that Fiona Castle’s presence made it ‘a very special day indeed’.

The day included challenges inspired by Record Breakers, the TV show fronted by Roy Castle.

Paige Reed, 15, eating as many marshmallows as she could in one minute, timed by Fiona Castle.

Paige Reed, 15, eating as many marshmallows as she could in one minute, timed by Fiona Castle.

It also featured an auction, for which Fiona Castle provided some items, live entertainment, games, and a pet competition.

Susan said: “It was a team effort with all the family and all the Red Lion team mucking in for a really enjoyable afternoon and evening.”