VIDEO: Teams brave the wet weather at this year’s It’s a Bury Knockout

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Charity teams braved the wet and windy weather today to take part in this year’s It’s a Bury Knockout.

The event, which has already raised more than £10,000 for West Suffolk Hospital, took place at Hardwick Heath in Bury St Edmunds today.

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Despite the heavens opening, the teams ran, slipped, tripped, and slid their way through the gruelling ‘It’s a Knockout’ race challenges.

Dave Gooderham, Fund raising manager for the West Suffolk Hospital Charity, said the day had been enormous fun, despite the rain.

“It has gone really well”, he said.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has come out today.

“The British weather has turned up today but we didn’t want to cancel it because everyone has worked so hard to make it happen.

“I just hope everyone is having a great time despite the heavens opening.
“In terms of money we have already raised more than £10,000 which is absolutely fantastic.

“The money will go to support six or seven areas within the hospital.

“More teams than ever before have taken part in the event and every penny raised will go towards the hospital.

“I’d like to thank our sponsors Barnes Construction, Enterprise and Premier Printers for helping to make it happen.”