Cornwall Hospice Care Events

It’s a Knockout 2019

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Event Details

1st September 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
22nd August 2019
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Easy but good health required
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£50 non refundable registration fee (per team) plus
£300 minimum sponsorship (per team)
Contact details:
Judy Lawton 07974 997 560 / 01736 755770
Truro Cricket Club, Boscawen Woods, Truro , TR1 1SG
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Following the success of last years It’s A Knockout, we are holding it again this year at Truro Cricket Club. We have brought the date forward to Sunday 1st September in the hope of better weather (slightly wet last year). So, whilst we can’t guarantee the weather we can guarantee you will get wet. We will also have some stalls there including food and refreshments so you can bring the family along – there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

More about the event

It’s a Knockout was a game show first shown on the BBC back in the 1960’s. Teams of people compete in entertaining and funny games that many times use bouncy castle type obstacles. The games are run in a controlled environment with the watching audience cheering them on. In the morning the games will be dry but expect to get wet in the afternoon. The games are designed so most abilities can enjoy them.

The event could be described as a ‘school sports day for adults’, ideal for a bunch of friends or a team building exercise for companies wishing to join in.

Ideally you need 10 people in a team with one nominated captain (a person for us to contact). This makes it a lot easier if we need to contact you for any reason.

Teams should, ideally, be mixed with up to 10 members. Everyone in every team will be given the opportunity to take part in the games if they want to and no one will be forced to participate. The emphasis is to enjoy yourselves. Team members will take part at their own risk and will be asked to sign a disclaimer.

For more information read the FAQs

What Happens Next?
  1. Find your team-mates.
  2. Register today by clicking on the above red button. Our trusted supplier Charity Checkout will secure your booking. Please note, we are not accepting bookings outside of Charity Checkout.
  3. You will receive an automated confirmation email, which will ask you to setup your JustGiving Sponsorship Page for your team. (JustGiving has the lowest fees so we would encourage you to use this platform).
  4. Start getting sponsorship to meet your £300 minimum team target.
  5. Before, during and after the event, Judy Lawton, the Event Lead is on hand with any queries and to make sure you have a fun day. Contact details above.
  6. Two weeks before the event, final details will be sent the Team Captain (the person who registered the team).
  7. You need to have raised your £300 in sponsorship either online or by bringing the cash on the day. No minimum sponsorship, no taking part.
  8. Finally, enjoy your It’s a Knockout day!
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every year it costs over £5 million to provide the specialist care we offer to our in and out patients. Only 20% of this is funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS Commissioners, in simple terms, the NHS contribution pays for 71 days of care each year. In a calendar year that’s only enough to get us to the 12th March. We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our 32 shops.

£56 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Sponsor Form

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Terms and Conditions

Download a PDF version of the Terms and Conditions of entry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to enter and do we need to raise money?

Registration is £50 per team (that’s just £5 per person based on 10 in a team). We are asking each team to raise a further £300 in sponsorship (that’s just £30 per person based on 10 per team). Therefore we want each team to commit to raising a minimum of £350. If you raise more that’s absolutely fantastic and we will be giving a prize to the team who raise the most money.

How fit do I need to be?

You need to be in good health but this isn’t the London Marathon – if you could manage a bouncy castle you’ll manage this course.

We haven’t got 10 in our team?

That’s absolutely fine but it may mean team members taking part in more games. It also means that if you have 8 in your team each member will need to raise £37.50 as opposed to the £30 mentioned earlier. Teams are asked to commit to raising a minimum of £350 (incl £50 registration)

What do we wear/what do we need to bring?

We will be giving extra points to teams that come in fancy dress. So why not dress your team to a theme?

As you may well get wet we do not advise you to wear anything that may be of value to you. We do recommend you bring a towel and a change of clothes. Please also wear appropriate footwear – training shoes are recommended.

Your team will be allocated a space and you can bring your own gazebo and chairs and anything else you think you may need. We will have food and drink available to purchase at the Cricket Club (e.g.pasties, cakes, ice cream, teas/coffees etc)

No Face Paints please

We are really sorry but no face paint please as it leaves streaks down the inflatables, so no Smurfs or Oopah Lumpah teams or similar.

Joker Cards

There is also the opportunity to play your Joker card – we supply these for you, unless of course you want to design your own.

Each team will be given the opportunity to ‘play a Joker’ on one game. This will be explained to you at the start of the games. You must play your Joker to the Knockout commentator/Timekeeper before the whistle is blown for the start of the game.

Team Briefing

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time and don’t forget your Team entry Form which all members will need to have signed.

Can you tell us more about the Games?

The games will be a mix of relay games or team games where everyone helps each other simultaneously. The scores are worked out by comparing the times that teams have taken to complete a game or sometimes where the game has a set time and we see who has collected or scored the most.

The Games Arena

The games arena will be a roped off area about the size of a football pitch. Only participants of the games can entre. The games have three lanes each so at least 3 teams will be taking part simultaneously. Sometimes more than one game will be running so even more teams will be active at a time.

Care should be taken when travelling within the games arena as the inflatables will be staked down. Safety mats are used to comply with Health & Safety regulations.