Making a red, white and blue splash to buy lifesaving kit

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A JUBILEE-themed event staged by an aqua class at Hucknall Leisure Centre has made a big splash for a fundraising initiative.

Members of the group wore red, white and blue for their regular session before staging a raffle that collected £112.

Tickets were sold from a squash court that was decorated with Union Jack flags and bunting at the centre on Linby Road.

The money will go towards a project to buy two lifesaving defibrillators for the venue. The kit administers an electric shock to the heart of patients who suffer a cardiac arrest.

The cost of two machines is estimated at £2,200 and the fundraising project at the leisure centre has almost reached that.

The driving force has been fitness instructor Lynn Davey who, with the help of her husband, Kevin, and the Hucknall 50-Plus Group, held a raffle and sequence dance that realised £1,200.

A further £500 has been pledged by Hucknall Rotary Club. More money has come from a sponsored exercise-bike marathon, a line-dancing class and a zumba event.

Mr Davey even raised £86 at a party to celebrate his 65th birthday last weekend.

Lynn said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their support.”

OUR PHOTO shows members of the aqua class getting into the Jubilee spirit — DISPIC NHUD12-1389-1.