Hospice Knockout fundraiser returns to Washingborough after public demand

Family fun day ‘It’s a Knockout’ returns to Washingborough Playing Fields for a day of summer fun

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice will host their sixth annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ at Washingborough Playing Fields on Sunday 10th July at 12pm. The hospice mascot, Barnabas Bear will be cheering on twelve teams including many from the local business community.

Teams from Audi, Diane Genders, NMB Minebea UK, Salon Two, Jacksons Buildbase, Cooke and Mason and Nurses from Lincoln County Hospital will battle it out on a giant inflatable obstacle course, filled with bubbles and water.

Becky Otter, Events Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“After announcing that last years ‘It’s a Knockout’ would be our last we were inundated with requests to host it again this year. I am very glad that we listened to public opinion as we have sold out of all the team places!

“This is a really fun event for the whole family to come and support the hospice and have a great day out. When you’re not watching the teams compete you can have a go on our climbing wall, giant slide, bouncy castle and face painting.”

Refreshments will be available throughout the day with local favourites Eskimoo and Daisy Made on-site. There will also be a BBQ with Lincolnshire’s finest sausages and burgers from Elite Meat in the Bailgate.

Angie Driver, Paralegal at Diane Genders Solicitors, said:

“This is such a great event to get involved with. All of us will know someone whose lives have been affected by cancer. We wanted to combine our social events with some local fundraising that was close to our hearts and this event was the natural choice.

“Over the course of the next twelve months we have set a target of raising £2000 for St Barnabas hospice. We hope our clients; referrers and friends will come along on the day and help us to help St Barnabas.”

Kaytee McKenzie from team NMB-MINEBEA, said:

“This is the fourth year running we have entered as a work team, it’s a fantastic fun event to participate in and a great family day out, but best of all raising money for a worthy charity”

Andy Parker, from Lincoln Audi, said:

“We’re supporting this event as everyone I know has, at some point, been supported by this local charity. The people that work with St Barnabas are true angels and we feel that this is the best way of giving something back to recognise the great work they do.”

For the first time this year the family fun day will also showcase ‘Tony Butlers Exotic Animal and Owl Adventures’ and children will get to meet Disney favourites Elsa and Anna.

Becky concludes:

“It’s a jam packed day of family fun and the children will also be able to try their luck on the inflatable course from 4pm for a donation of £5. There’s no need to register in advance the children can just get involved on the day.

“Come along and cheer on our teams, meet Barnabas Bear and help to make a real difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”

The event is FREE to watch.

For more information visit: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/knockout16

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