Family day in Stamford promises to be an absolute knockout

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FAMILIES are invited to watch the fun of contestants taking on crazy challenges in an exciting competition.

The Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s has organised an It’s a Knockout and family fun day on Sunday, May 22, and has received a phenomenal amount of support.

Rotarians will be bringing a taste of the popular 1970s television show when they set-up a host of games and other attractions on Stamford Rugby Club field, in Empingham Road.

The club is thrilled to have 36 teams register for the event. Rotarians are hoping that the competition and family day will raise £4,000 for its three good causes. The Evergreen Care Trust and Spend a Penny campaign, are both based in Stamford, and the Myosotis Trust, which helps children in Romanian orphanages, will be supported in the event.

One of the people involved in the event is the club’s public relations officer Kevin Patterson, who is thrilled with the response so far.

Mr Patterson, of Conduit Road, Stamford, said: “It will be fun for all the family and a great team building event. We wanted to do something for the local community and wanted to start something we could continue to build on and become an annual event where we get more and more teams.

“It’s been really exciting, we didn’t expect it to take off in the way it has. We were hoping to get 12 teams but we have been amazed.”

The competition will see teams competing in six to eight games, which could include the slippery slope, using a catapult to fire sponges at team mates or collecting eggs while wearing a giant chicken suit.

Teams are made of six to eight players from families, businesses and other organisations in the town.

Members are no longer taking applications and even have a waiting list.

Another attraction on the day will be the mini knockout challenge when teams of children will be able to have a go at some games.

Children’s entertainment, face painting, a bouncy castle and craft stalls are also part of the fun on the day, which runs from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Mr Patterson said: “Don’t miss out on what will be a great family day out with lots of activities and all for good causes.”

Rotarians will be promoting the event on Saturday, May 21, by handing out leaflets around the town.

Entry to the event is free.

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