A total of £16,500 was raised from the return of Barnsley Hospice’s It’s a Knockout – surpassing all expectations.
The sell-out event, staged in Locke Park in August, was organised by the charity ten years after they last held the fund-raiser in the town.
Simon Atkinson, corporate fund-raiser at the Hospice, said: “We are chuffed to bits with the incredible amount of money raised, which has exceeded all of our expectations. It’s the icing on the cake as it was such a brilliant day. This is another example of the fantastic support we receive from the people of Barnsley, who never cease to amaze us.”
A total of 26 teams took part in the obstacle event, with their entry fees and sponsorship efforts contributing to the fund-raising total. Giant inflatables, foam and thousands of litres water added to the fun on the hot summer’s day.
It’s a Knockout returns to Locke Park again on Sunday 4 August 2019.