It’s a Knockout at Horntye

Last year's event. Picture by D&K Photography
Last year's event. Picture by D&K Photography

Teams will be battling it out once again this month at the third annual It’s a Knockout fundraising event.

More than 20 groups have signed up to the wacky and fun challenge, which is being held on Saturday, September 27 at Horntye Park Sports Complex from noon.

Paramedic Tim Hodgson has organised the action-packed event due to its popularity and to raise money for the Sara Lee Trust.

The charity, based in Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards, provides complementary therapies, counselling and creative therapies to people in Hastings and Rother living through cancer and other serious illness.

During the upcoming fundraiser teams will be jumping through 50-foot-long inflatables and ‘swim’ through buckets of soapy water on a bouncy castle, as well as taking part in other bazaar obstacle courses in order to battle it out for the title of Knockout Champions.

Last year’s winners were The Muppet Show, a team made up of firefighters from Bohemia Road Fire Station.

A similarly popular It’s a Knockout tournament in July 2012 drew in the crowds and raised thousands of pounds for charity, despite bad weather.

It proved so popular a second event was organised in aid of the Sara Lee Trust.

Mr Hodgson said: “More than 20 teams have so far signed up so there’s already great interest and it’s looking like it will be a busy day.

“I have raised money for charity for around 20 years and been raising funds for the Sara Lee Trust over the last few years due to my parents’ close involvement with the charity.

“My mum Linda is the vice-chairman and both my parents are involved in the trust’s expanding charity shops.

“The day consists of eight games on giant inflatables so there is sure to be mayhem and madness.

“Team places are still available and teams can be made up of six to 10 people. The entry cost per team is £250 which includes a barbecue. Spectators are welcome and entry is free for them.

“There will be funfair swings, bouncy castle and a bungee run along with a full bar, food and live music from the Do They’s.”

For further information or to take part call or text Mr Hodgson on 07909 898880.