Fun day is a fundraising knockout for Hartlepool hospice

It was fun all the way for those taking part in the It's A Knockout competition.
It was fun all the way for those taking part in the It's A Knockout competition.

An annual fun day proved to be a knockout event in the town.

Hartlepool and District Hospice’s fourth annual It’s A Knockout competition was bigger and better than ever,

The fourth annual fun day was another big success.

The fourth annual fun day was another big success.

Greg Hildreth, a fundraiser for the hospice, said: “It went really well, we had a great response.

“There were more teams than last year, more attractions than last year and more people than last year. We were really lucky with the weather again.”

Greg said he hopes the event will also prove a knock-out fundraiser for the hospice.

He said: “We aim to have raised at least £10,000 and I am quietly confident we will do it. Last year we raised £11,500 so it would be good to beat that.”

The day raised at least �10,000 for Hartlepool hospice.

The day raised at least �10,000 for Hartlepool hospice.

The family fun day included a wide range of attractions for people of all ages including food and drink, children’s rides, a climbing wall and stalls.

And, the actual competition saw teams from the community and local businesses battling it out for gold, silver and bronze in a series of wet and wacky games based on the popular television show.

All of the money raised will be used to fund the hospice’s specialist care services, supporting patients and their families from the Hartlepool and East Durham areas.

Greg said: “We would like to thank Seymour’s Civil Engineering for sponsoring the event, it makes a huge difference to us, and Hartlepool Rugby Club for letting us come along and hold the event here again.”

An increased number of teams took part in this year's event.

An increased number of teams took part in this year's event.

He said thanks also go to all the teams who took part and everyone who went along to support the day.

Contestants took part in a series of wet and wacky games.

Contestants took part in a series of wet and wacky games.

Most competitors got a soaking, but it was all for a good cause.

Most competitors got a soaking, but it was all for a good cause.