Lincolnshire hospice to host It’s a Knockout fundraiser

Teams battle it out against each other in hilarious costumes to raise funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire hospice brings ‘It’s a Knockout’ to Washingborough Playing Fields for the 5th year on Sunday 12th July. The hospice mascot, Barnabas Bear, will be cheering on fourteen teams including many from the local business community.

Teams from YMCA, Deans Sport and Leisure, Running Imp International, NMB Minebea UK, Western Power, AM2 Architects and Your Print Partner will battle it out between themselves in hilarious costumes on carnival themed inflatables with giant props.

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

“It’s a Knockout is a fun way of raising money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. As well as watching the giant inflatable games there will be lots of fun activities for spectators to get involved in including; climbing walls, penalty shoot out, face painting, bouncy castle, donkey rides, plus lots more.”

Delicious milkshakes will be available throughout the day from ‘Eskimoo’ plus refreshments from local stands ‘The Coffee Bean’ and ‘The Donut Shack’, there will also be a bar and BBQ with Lincolnshire’s finest sausages and burgers from Elite Meat in the Bailgate.

Mark Doughty, from 2013’s winning team ‘Turbo Nuts Amazeball’ said:

“It’s a Knockout is a great, fun event to take part in with either family, friends or even work mates, It’s even better to watch, support and laugh at people taking part for a great local charity that means so much to a lot of people.”

Becky Otter Concludes:

“This year we have very special guests Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Come down and catch a glimpse of these Disney favourites and even have your photo taken with them.

“Showcasing again this year is the children’s race at approximately 4 pm. Children will be able to have a go on the foamy inflatables for only £5 with no need to register just turn up on the day. Come along and cheer on the competing teams with Barnabas bear and enjoy a fun family day out.”

The event is free to come and watch. For more information please visit: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/knockout

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