Fun promised at knockout event

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TEAMS are being urged to enter a fun It’s a Knockout competition, which will be held in Stamford.

The Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s is organising the event, which will take place at Stamford Rugby Club in Hambleton Road on Sunday, May 20.

Based on the popular gameshow, the team challenge involves inflatable games, water, foam and lots of laughs.

Organisers are still finalising the challenges but last year’s event included a human washing machine, a bungee run and a wrecking ball.

As well as the It’s a Knockout team challenge, there will also be a family fun day running alongside.

This will include children’s entertainment, face painting, inflatable football games, inflatable slide, bouncy castle, tombola, raffle, fete games, craft stalls, a licenced bar, a barbecue and ice cream.

Last year’s event attracted 24 teams and about 4,000 spectators and organisers are hoping to better that.

Organiser Spencer Wrench said: “As last year, we are looking for teams from Stamford and surrounding areas, including local businesses, sports clubs, schools, colleges, churches, clubs and societies.

“There is even a £500 prize for the winning team to donate to a charity of their choice.”

Nicola Horder, who was the leader of last year’s winning team, added: “It was a great day – the whole team had lots of fun while raising money for a fantastic cause.

“We are looking forward to joining in again this year.”

Their prize money supported the Stamford Spend a Penny campaign, which raised money for new toilets on the Recreation Ground in Stamford. A planning application has been submitted.

Registration has opened for teams and each team needs to raise at least £400. The money will go to a variety of good causes.

Teams need a deposit of £150 to register and for an information pack with full details, phone Gina Wrench on 01778 341405 or e-mail

Anyone with an inquiry about holding a stall at the event should contact Rotarian George Hetherington by e-mailing

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