Hospice It’s a Knockout raises £16,500

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.

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