Retford’s Lynx Academy raises Comic Relief cash

People of all ages donned red wigs and noses to raise money for Comic Relief at the Lynx Black Belt Leadership Academy in Retford.
People of all ages donned red wigs and noses to raise money for Comic Relief at the Lynx Black Belt Leadership Academy in Retford.

People of all ages donned red wigs and noses to raise money for Comic Relief at the Lynx Black Belt Leadership Academy in Retford.

The special event saw 51 children, 13 teenagers and more than 30 parents turn up to support the ‘fun for a fee’ fundraiser on Friday 15th March.

People of all ages donned red wigs and noses to raise money for Comic Relief at the Lynx Black Belt Leadership Academy in Retford.

People of all ages donned red wigs and noses to raise money for Comic Relief at the Lynx Black Belt Leadership Academy in Retford.

Academy mascot Dan 1 made a gust appearance throughout the evening, while master instructor Andrew Blinston demonstrated an array of martial arts moves to music.

Local businesses generated a whole host of raffle prizes and children got the opportunity to have exclusive play at Captain Jacks play centre.

Academy owner Rachel Blinston said the event raised more than £300 for Comic Relief and thanked everyone who supported the event.

“We can only describe this event as a fantastic and most successful evening - the academy was alive and fun with happiness,” she said.

“Every one of us helped to save lives and each individual has made a difference, so well done!

“These events are only successful because of parents, students and local business support. Yes, we organise them but you make it happen - a sincere thanks to all.”