Public Demand Sees Popular ‘Knockout’ Fundraiser Return to Lincoln

Washingborough Playing Fields is set to hold the yearly ‘It’s a Knockout’ fundraiser hosted by St Barnabas Hospice

Now in its seventh year, ‘It’s a Knockout’ is due to be bigger and better than ever, with teams of 10 taking on the inflatable challenge at Washingborough Playing Fields on 16th July 2017.

The ‘It’s a Knockout’ event is inspired by the famous TV game show, and features wacky challenges, giant inflatables and various water pools. Starting at 12pm, there will be various stalls and a BBQ available alongside the big event.

Laura Stones, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“This is such a great way to raise money for a local hospice whilst having fun with your friends and colleagues.

“Why not take on a new challenge in 2017 and get a team together for a unique competition?”

The event is a great idea for local businesses to get involved in and promote staff morale. Alternatively, you could gather a group of friends together, or even enter your club or society.

Registration is only £10 per person, with each individual being asked to raise a minimum of £60. Spectators can visit free of charge.

As well as watching the giant inflatable games there will be lots of fun activities for spectators to get involved including; water zorbing, giant inflatable slides, face painting, and a bouncy castle!

Dolph Malone, who is entering a team for the 3rd year in a row, said:

“We have a huge laugh with our work colleagues and also with the event organisers and other teams, whilst raising money for such a great cause.

“The care and support that the money helps with is paramount in what the Hospice do. If that means we have to spend a Sunday afternoon in a field in Washingborough getting water thrown over us, sliding down inflatables and having the time of our lives then so be it!

“If we could, we would do it every weekend!”

This year, St Barnabas Hospice have decided to include a ‘Children’s Challenge’ after the main event. Children will be able to compete on the giant inflatables on the day for only £5. There is no need to register in advance for this – just turn up on the day.

St Barnabas is also accepting stalls on the day, which are priced at £100 for a food stall, or £10 for a regular stall. This will pay for a 5m x 5m plot. All equipment will be provided by the stall holder, including tables, chairs and electric.

To register, go to http://www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/EventDetails/740/its-a-knockout-17

For more information contact Laura Stones on 01522 559515 or email laura.stones@stbarnabashospice.co.uk

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