Record breaking fun day

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A charity family fun day is being held in Ruskington after the loss of a loved one to cancer.

Susan Edwards of Ruskington has teamed up with the Red Lion pub in the village to host the event for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

She said: “I lost my mother to lung cancer in 2007 and the family find it is a great coping mechanism mucking in and helping out at this annual event, as well as doing a group activity once a year for the cause.” This has included skydive and zipwire challenges.

Susan said: “The zipwire was a challenge for me with a bad back and fear of heights but I like to demonstrate a reflection of the same courage shown by my mum.”

This year Fiona Castle (Roy Castle’s wife) is attending to open the event and present prizes at the under 16s pet competition. Susan said: “This year we are introducing the Red Lion Record Breakers in honour of Roy Castle’s record breakers TV programme.” They will set five Red Lion Records for people to attempt to break (for a donation).

The family fun day starts at 1pm on August 22 at The Red Lion in Ruskington with live music, then at 2.30pm an under 16 pet competition with other activities including face paint stencils, hook a duck, raffle, big money bingo, super soccer shoot out, Teddy tombola, kids karaoke and an auction into the evening.

Admission is £1.