Time for hospice’s ‘Knockout’ event

Yell Adworks get ready for the  St Catherines Its a knockout..... front, Ebony Tiopira puts in the push ups motivating the rest of the team. Picture by Richard Ponter 112619
Yell Adworks get ready for the St Catherines Its a knockout..... front, Ebony Tiopira puts in the push ups motivating the rest of the team. Picture by Richard Ponter 112619

A FUN-FILLED day is on the cards this Sunday as the St Catherine’s Hospice “It’s a Knockout” event gets under way.

The competition and family fun day will be held at Scarborough Rugby Club from 10.30am until around 4.30pm.

The It’s a Knockout contest will be split into morning and afternoon sessions, starting at 11am and 2pm.

Fourteen teams have signed up to take part in the competition, which is based on the original 1970s hit television show hosted by Eddie Waring and Stuart Hall.

It will feature a series of fun, physical and sometimes messy challenges.

Each team is also asked to bring along a quirky item which will act as their “joker”.

If they decide to play the joker at any point, they will get double points for that round.

Three teams have entered from Yell Adworks in Caxton Way, Eastfield, after members of staff saw a poster about the event.

They have aptly chosen the team names The Sherbert Lemons, Bat out of Yell and Yells Angels.

Fundraiser Louise Leah said “Anyone who remembers the original 1970s television show will recall it was fun, foamy and full of originality.

“The teams have certainly taken up the challenge and have really entered into the spirit of it with their fundraising initiatives.”

She added that it promises to be a fun day out for all the family as in addition to the main event, there will be stalls, children’s rides, games and refreshments.

Other teams taking part include The N-Forcers (1st Locate), Lucky Bookies (William Hill), Spectaculars (Specsavers), Pindar Magenta (Pindar), Pindar Cyan (Pindar), Willmott Dixon Wrecking Crew (Willmott Dixon Partnerships), The Big Wheelers (TEF Transport), Proudfoot Predators (Proudfoot Supermarkets), Dale Power Solutions (Dale Power Solutions), Taste the Difference (Sainsbury’s), and the YCH Knockouts (Yorkshire Coast Homes).

Admission to the event costs £1 for adults, 50p for children and under 5s get in free.

Each team will raise their own sponsorship money and has a target of around £500, which works out at around £50 per person.

Louise said: “The event has always been very well supported in the past. It’s had a break for a couple of years and now it’s back with a bang.

“All the teams have had their own initiatives for fundraising and they’ve been doing really well.

“They are all very supportive of the hospice - many of the businesses have entered It’s a Knockout in the past.

“It’s a great team builder and real fun event.

“All we need now is some sunshine!”

Everyone is welcome to come along on the day and join in the fun.

There is ample car paring at the rugby club site.