Outlandish Knockout games make a splash for Beat It Appeal

It's A Knockout event on Hardwick Heath in Bury.
It's A Knockout event on Hardwick Heath in Bury.
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Daring fund-raisers made a splash, immersed themselves in foam and took a few tumbles during a series of outlandish challenges at the annual It’s a Bury Knockout.

Sixteen teams battled it out in an array of fun filled costumed, water and foam based antics to the cheers of hundreds of spectators during the charity tournament at Hardwick Heath on Sunday.

Organised by West Suffolk Hospital, Bury Round Table and West Suffolk College, the event was in aid of the Bury Free Press Beat It Appeal, which aims to raise £55,000 towards the cost of a TRUS machine for the hospital.

The machine is an ultra sound scanner which helps with the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The winning team was the Bury Kings, who are the Bury St Edmunds tchoukball club.

The total raised so far is £13,500 with money still coming in and the team who amassed the most was Whiting and Partners, who got £1,599.

Other highlights included martial arts and sports demonstrations as well as performances by Funky Voices choir.

There was also a range of stalls.

Jan Bloomfield, hospital executive director of workforce and communications, said: “We were absolutley thrilled with this year’s It’s a Bury Knockout. The day ran very smoothly and lots of people came along.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported the event. With your help, we’ve raised a fantastic amount towards this important new equipment which will help us diagnose prostate cancer and ultimately save lives.”