Record ‘It’s a Knockout’ fundraiser raises over £14k for Lincolnshire hospice

A Lincolnshire hospice has raised over £14,000 from its sixth annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ fundraiser in Lincoln.

More than 100 competitors from 12 teams went head-to-head on the inflatable obstacle course as part of a family fun day held on Sunday, July 10 at Washingborough Playing Fields.

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

This year’s event was a record breaker, raising £2,000 more than the competition in 2015.

Becky Otter, Events Manager for St Barnabas Hospice, said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of money this event has raised to help support hospice care services across the county.

“We are already planning next year’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ which we are hoping will be even bigger and better than this year, although we don’t have a definite date yet.

“My sincere gratitude goes to everyone who took part in the games and to everyone who came along to show their support.

“A huge thank you also goes to our generous volunteers who gave up their time to ensure the success of this event.”