Cornwall Hospice Care Events

It’s a Knockout

Event Details

22nd September 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Easy but good health required
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
£50 registration fee (per team) plus
£300 minimum sponsorship (per team)
Contact details:
Judy Lawton 01726 66868 (option 3)
Boscawen Woods, Truro , TR1 1SG
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Ok Ladies and Gentlemen – here is the situation!

Over the last 24 hours we’ve been watching the weather closely, mindful of the forecast heavy rainfall for Saturday.


We have consulted with our suppliers, medical provision and fellow organisers and the weather remains within the parameters Knockout Challenge are safe to operate.

Parking, is however an issue. Due to the recent rainfall the facilities planned at Truro Cricket Club are no longer accessible BUT….

We would encourage you all to make use of Truro Park & Ride and other car parks in Truro. Please then make your way to the coach park at the rear of Marks & Spencer and opposite Iceland, where we have arranged for a SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE to run between the hours of 10AM TO 5PM to transport everyone to and from Truro Cricket Club. Thank you very much to A2B Coaches for helping us out at short notice.

Teams remain welcome to bring a gazebo or tent if they wish for shelter, but we suggest remaining mindful of pegging these into the ground.

If you have any questions please call the Fundraising Team on 01726 66868 option 3 or email


Are you up for a challenge? Fancy a fun filled, laugh a minute foam-tastic day with friends or work colleagues trying to beat everyone else and come out on top?

It’s a Knockout 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.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

It’s a Knockout was a game show first shown on the BBC back in the 1960’s. Like the game show, It’s a Knockout is inclusive of all fitness levels. 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.

What Happens Next?
  1. Find your team-mates.
  2. Register today by clicking on the above red button.
  3. You will receive an email from the Event Organiser, Judy Lawton, Community Fundraiser, with further information.
  4. Create an online fundraising page through Everyday Hero or print a PDF sponsor form off.
  5. Start getting sponsorship to meet your £300 minimum team target.
  6. 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

Download a PDF version for you to print out at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people do I need in a team?

Ideally you need 10 people in a team with one nominated captain (a person for us to contact).
If you can’t get 10, that’s ok but it may mean team members taking part in more games. It also means that if you have less in your team each member will need to raise more in order to reach the £350 (£50 registration plus £300 sponsorship).

I can't get a team together, can I still take part?

Yes absolutely! We would like to encourage individuals and couples to sign up and we can then put teams together – a bit like One Direction who were 5 individual singers brought together by Simon Cowell!

Can I/we sponsor this event?

Yes, if your company is unable to attend on the day, you can either sponsor a banner or one of the games. Please email Judy Lawton, details above, to register your interest.

Who is supplying the equipment?

The company we are using is called Knockout Challenge, a reputable company who have been trading for over 20 years. All their inflatable equipment have current Safety Certificates through the PIPA or ADIPS safety scheme.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes, participants need to be 16+