Fund-raisers vanquish ‘Knights of Bury’ in new hospice challenge

Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care


PICTURE: Mecha Morton
Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Fund-raisers vanquished a 10ft wall, tyre run, monkey bars and even knights armed with water pistols for a new challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

These were just some of the obstacles more than 200 participants conquered in the ‘Battle of the Knights’ event at The Playground, in Barrow, on Sunday.

Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care PICTURE: Mecha Morton

They raised £12,000 for the charity, which provides end-of-life care and bereavement support across West Suffolk and Thetford.

Jenny Smith, events manager for the hospice, said: “Battle of the Knights was the first event of its kind for the hospice and we are so pleased it has proved to be the success it has.

“We are so grateful to everyone who took part and also those behind the scnes who ensured the event ran smoothly as well as our event sponsors.”

Fund-raisers, who entered as individuals and teams, had to complete a 4km run before conquering a 25-strong obstacle course

Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Battle of the Knights challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Obstacles included a 10ft wall, tyre run, vertical cargo net, incline and decline monkey bars and hay bale run.

They also had to face the ‘Knights of Bury St Edmunds, who were a team of volunteers from the Playground dressed as knights who were waiting with water pistols.

Katie Bramwell, Geraldine McKaeg and Helen Stacy, were part of team Joggers and Jaunters and they used teamwork to help them around the course.

Helen said: “We are all really pleased with what we have achieved.

“When we came for a practice it was so wet and muddy we had to walk between the obstacles, this time we were able to run in between which was great.”

For Geraldine, who is visually impaired, scaling, and defeating the course’s cargo net was her highlight.

She said: “The net was one of the hardest things I have had to do. I never thought I would be able to get over it, but with the help from Katie and Helen I was able to. It felt amazing.”

For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.