Nottingham Trent Tigers cheerleading team held their third annual showcase at the Lee Westwood Sports Centre to raise money for a children’s charity based in the city.

They raised £326.64 for Ducklings, the charity for the Nottingham Children’s Hospital School. The charity aims to provide children and young people with opportunities and equipment to enhance life experiences for them and their families.

Over 260 students from Nottingham Trent University showed off their new routines at Lee Westwood Sports Centre in Clifton which consisted of tumbling, jumping, stunting and dancing.

Teams from Lincoln, Grantham and Huddersfield also graced the stage with athletes starting from the age of five.

The showcase is held annually in January just before varsity season begins for friends and families to get a preview of the routines.

Nottingham Trent Tigers’ coach Stefan Warren said: “We moved our showcase to a bigger venue after we maxed out capacity last year… but we sold out again this year!”

VP Sport of Nottingham Trent University, Ollie Judd also attended and said he was proud of the success of the Nottingham Trent Tigers cheerleading team.

Kathy Harwood, a team leader at Ducklings, thanked the Trent Tigers: “This donation will enable us to continue to provide treats and experiences for sick children undergoing treatment at the Queen’s Medical Centre.”