Fund-raisers got extra wet as a series of water inspired ‘knockout’ games in aid of West Suffolk Hospital were lashed by heavy rain.
Fifteen teams braved the elements to help raise more than £7,000, according to early estimates, for the hospital during the fun-filled ‘It’s a Bury Knockout’, on Hardwick Heath, on Sunday.
The winning team was first time entrants Rapid Fat Loss and Fitness Academy, in Kempson Way, Bury, who were crowned the ‘Knockout King’s. Meanwhile, UK Power Networks were the top fund-raisers after bringing in more than £1,100.
The third annual Knockout is the hospital’s biggest fund-raising event with competing teams asked to raise a £500 minimum entry fee.
Dave Gooderham, fund-raising manager, said: “There were concerns it might have to be cancelled. There were times when there was a bit of a deluge but the show went on and we were delighted to see so many people brave the elements.”
Demonstrations included the Bury Foxes ladies rugby club, local fitness group Fitsteps and tchoukball team Bury Kings.
Funds raised will support many different areas of the hospital’s work including the neonatal unit and the Arthrose Appeal to buy equipment for the trauma and orthopaedic unit.
For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.