Pilgrims Hospice poster

Knockout Summer 2015

We’ve got a summer filled with fab Knockout Challenges up and down the country!

Join us for one of these fun days, or if there’s nothing organised where you are, let’s get one going!

We’ve got three fantastic Knockout Challenges coming up, raising money for three really wonderful charities. Get involved if can!

Rotherham Hospice poster

Rotherham Hospice poster

Pilgrims Hospice poster
Marion's Still Smiling charity poster

Pilgrims Hospice | Government Acre in Ramsgate | Sunday 31 May
Rotherham Hospice | Phoenix Sports Ground, Bawtry Road, Brinsworth, S60 5PA | Sunday 7 June 20
Marion’s Still Smiling Knockout Challenge | Ardrossan, North Ayrshire | Saturday 20 June 2015

 

If you can’t make any of these dates, then have a look at our Events Page, there’s plenty more to choose from!

sliding through the bubbles

Its a Knockout Exeter

Force Cancer Charity logoWe have an exciting Knockout Challenge at Powderham Castle on September 6 2015.

A Knockout Challenge for Force will take place from 11am until 4pm.

Force are hoping to recruit 36 teams of 10 @ £25 per person. Enter a complete team of 10, or enter as individuals and join a Force team.

Get carried away with team logos and t-shirts, costumes, cheer-leaders, pom-poms! There will be 12 obstacles to complete. Set up a team ‘camp’ (bring a gazebo for your team) and enjoy a fun day out supporting a well-respected and much loved local charity.

The Penguin Game on our Bronze Show

An It’s A Knockout team

FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter) supports cancer patients and fund-raises tirelessly to ensure that anyone diagnosed with cancer gets the best possible support and treatment close to home.

Powderham Castle, on the banks of the Exe is situated in a beautiful ancient woodland with stunning views across to the Exe Estuary. Just 7 miles from Exeter this country setting is one of the most picturesque settings for a Knockout Challenge.

We hope you will join us for Its a Knockout Exeter! This promises to be a great event – a fun day out and raising funds for a truly worthwhile cause.

If you have a charity and you’d like to host a Knockout Challenge please give us a call on 01245 328221– we’ll make one to suit you!

Anchor Wipeout It’s A Knockout poster

Its A Knockout Aberdeen

The Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy is a bit of a mouthful, that’s why it’s better known as ANCHOR. ANCHOR is a department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary which treats patients with all forms of cancer, leukaemia and benign blood disorders throughout the North-east of Scotland including Orkney and Shetland.

ANCHOR needs constant investment in technology and research to provide the best possible outcome for cancer diagnosis and treatment – this is where Friends of Anchor comes in.

Friends of ANCHOR was set up to raise funds for the ANCHOR unit to fund the following:

  • Non-NHS funded equipment – ongoing investment in new equipment
  • Patient wellbeing – Funding to provide additional support to patients during this difficult time
  • Local research – Funding cancer research in Aberdeen

How Do Friends of Anchor raise funds?

Well, this is where you come in! Friends of Anchor work tirelessly to find ways to make their fundraising fun and rewarding, and Anchor Wipeout certainly achieves that!

ANCHOR Wipeout Challenge – Aberdeen 22 & 23 August 2015 Hazlehead Park

Join 100s of other challengers for a day of wet and wild fun ! All you need to do is get a team together, pay £200 entry fee (for a team of up to 10 people), turn up on the day and have as much fun as possible! Spectators are welcome, and there will be plenty to keep them entertained – food stalls, bouncy castles, face painting etc – as well as watching the Wipeout antics.

Come on, a day out in the fresh air, fundraising for a wonderfully worthwhile cause, time spent with family and friends, and a lot of laughs along the way. How can you refuse?

Friends of Anchor event poster

Contact Us for more information.

We really hope to see you there!

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It’s a Knockout Facebook Photo Competition

sliding through the bubbles on an inflatableWe’re running a fun Facebook Photo Competition this year and invite everyone who attends our It’s A Knockout events to enter their photo of the games to win £50.00.

Each month the uploaded picture with the most “likes” wins the prize. So take it, upload it, “like” it, and get your friends to like it.

To help you, around the games arena we’ll have boards with special QR codes to scan with your phone to take you straight to our Facebook page.

If you’re thinking of entering our Facebook Photo Competition you might want to have a look at these links we’ve found to help you take even better photographs.

40 Tips to Take Better Photos – Lisa Clarke offers invaluable advice for the beginning photographer. Some her own and some tips she’s picked up from a range of top professional photographers.

10 Tips For Taking Better Photos With Your Smartphone Useful advice from popphoto.com because not all great photos are taken by professionals.

How To Take A Great Selfie – We couldn’t leave the selfie out! But even selfies can be improved with a couple of useful tips.

We hope these links give you some great ideas, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our Knockout Challenges, and even more so to seeing your photos on our Facebook page!

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A kids It’s A Knockout team

It’s A Knockout Games For School Events.

Many attractions and services that are available for hire for school events just can’t cope with big numbers, or can’t cope with the temperamental British weather.  However, for school events an “It’s A Knockout” can easily cope with numbers over 200-300-400 and more when ran in the right manor and can also be ran in all weather’s or re-located to a schools sports hall.

This makes it ideal for schools and the like for activity days.

COLOURFUL

A kids It’s A Knockout game“It’s A Knockout” uses games and inflatables that are colourful, fun and exciting. Also the bigger the set of games, the more inflatables, colourful and adrenaline based it is. As an example, we at Knockout Challenge offer three sets of games, graded as Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each set with a better and more exciting set of games using more and bigger inflatables. As an example, our “Bronze” set of games needs just under half a football pitch in room, a “Silver Show” just over half a football pitch, and a “Gold Show” needing a whole pitch.

TIMES

Knockout can fit into a morning or afternoon school timetable and even be ran in both with different children/classes/forms/houses taking part each time.

THE TEAMS

A kid crawling through the bubblesFor school events there are a number of ways for the children to be split into teams. The games tend to be designed for teams of around ten in with each game using three teams per heat. Getting the children into these teams can be done as follows.

1. Forms. If a form has around 30 children in, each form can be split into three sub-teams of around 10 in each. One sub-team in each of the three lanes for a game. The “times” or scores for the 3 sub-teams are then added together to give a “form time” for that game. The advantage of this is that the form tutor can remain with their class whilst they go from game to game.

2. Houses. If a house system is being used, groups of ten for each House can play against each other.

3. Or you can let them group themselves into teams (however this may cause problems).

Either way we have a points system for the games that we use and each team will have a score card with their scores on at the end which can be used for an inter-house competition etc.

Plus everyone, in every team gets the chance to take part in every game.  No one gets left out. However, individuals can opt out at any time, it just means that someone else does their go for them. We have wristbands available if requested to help with team identity.

FUNDRAISING

Why not use the day as a means of fundraising for the school or a chosen cause or charity?  Each child could be given a Sponsorship Form to pass around family and friends. If each child was asked to raise Read more

Children’s Hospice South West

Childrens Hospice South West Knockout Challenge

Believe it or not, we’re planning the 2014 Childrens Hospice South West Knockout Challenge.

If you weren’t there last year you have a chance to find out what you missed. If you were there last year, you have a chance to come and do it all again!!

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Childrens Hospice South West

When and Where, I hear you ask

We have 2 venues and 2 dates for 2014

Paignton, Saturday 10th May 2014

Truro, Sunday 11th May 2014

If you’re really tough – or just barking mad – you could do both!

Children’s Hospice South West does a fantastic job helping to build precious memories for families whose children are living with life-limiting or life threatening conditions.

They rely on the generosity and efforts of people like you to help  deliver their promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’.  We hope that you never suffer the agony of having a child with a life-threatening condition, and ask you to join us for the day to celebrate the lives of your own children and help this truly worthwhile cause at the same time!

Why not get together with some friends or family, enjoy a jolly good day out AND help a really worthwhile cause!

All you need is:

  • a team of 6-10 people (bigger is better ! )
  • loads of enthusiasm
  • a desire to help a great cause

Please Contact Us for more information and fund-raising details, or visit It’s A Knockout to arrange a Knockout Challenge for your charity.

 See you there!

Climbing an inflatable obstacle

Team Building or Fundraising for 2014

Team Building or Fundraising for 2014 I hear you say – that’s ages away!  Well, my calendar says we’re 3 months away from Christmas, and then the bleak depths of winter before we emerge into the sunshine (hopefully) of spring!

So what better time to book a Knockout Challenge for your charity fundraiser, or plan a Knockout Challenge to boost staff morale after the winter.

Knockout Challenge offers a package to suit all budgets and requirements.

Choose from any of the following:

The Penguin Sumo Suit Game

The P-P-Penguin Game on our Bronze Show

The Bronze Show

  • Seven games that last about 3 hours.
  • 18 teams covered, but more can be added.
  • Can be run wet or dry, indoors or out.
  • Ideal for the smaller event.
  • A Children’s Interval Show session can be added.
  • Includes The P-P-Penguin costume dressing up game.
  • Includes prizes, as well as our comprehensive Information & Publicity Pack.

Climbing an inflatable obstacle

The Silver Show

  • Over £35,000 of new games
  • Can be run as the “It’s A Knockout Olympics”
  • Six 50ft inflatable’s used for 6 of the games
  • Starting price covers up to 18 teams taking part.
  • Extra teams can be added.
  • Can last up to 4 hours with 18 teams if needed.
  • Half size of a football pitch area of games.
  • Indoors or Out.
large inflatable clown suits

The Clowning Around Game

The Gold Show

  • Ideal for the bigger event.
  • A football pitch sized area of colourful games.
  • Can be expanded to cater for 1,000 people.
  • Lots of colourful inflatable obstacles used.
  • More dressing up games, more fun!
  • Ideal for Youth Camp Activity Days.
one of our Mini Knockout games

In the bubbles!

Mini Knockout

  • Knockout – but on a smaller scale.

 

  • Starting price covers up to 8 teams taking part.
  • Extra teams can be added.
  • The Wacky School Sports Day can be added.
  • Can be run indoors.
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Kids teams on It’s A Knockout

School and Youth Knockout

  • Various Packages to Suit Different Budgets.
  • Excellent for numbers of 200 & over.
  • Can be ran wet or dry, indoors or out.
  • More Inflatable based than our Adult Games.
  • Adrenaline Soaking Games.
  • From 2 hours and up.
  • Special needs can be accommodated

So there you have it – a brief guide to all our packages. If you’re organising Team Building or Fundraising for 2014, please click on the links above to find out more about each package or give us a call and we will help you choose the right one for your event.

A charity fund raising team

Can Charities Really Make Money from a Knockout Challenge?

Can Charities Really Make Money from a Knockout Challenge?

Well, obviously we think they can!

Charities are finding it more and more difficult to raise funds in this difficult economic climate, and it can be heartbreaking to put huge amounts of time, effort and even money for very little return.

The Penguin Game on our Bronze Show

Our Bronze Show at a charity event

What We Do
At Knockout Challenge we do all the work organising, setting up and taking care of all the details.
Your event is listed on the events page on our website, and we can create an event on our Facebook page for you too.

What You Do
Your role is to help create even more interest and enthusiasm, and turn up on the day to enjoy the event.

What You Get Out of It
We have put together this example (based on real examples) of how much money some of our clients make from hosting a Knockout Challenge.

Example Income Generation Table

Team entry

12

£500 each

£6,000.00
Sponsorship of the teams

12

£200 each

£2,400.00
Sponsorship of each game

8

£200 each

£1,600.00
Advertising in program

30

£30 each

£900.00
Arena side show stall fees

20

£30 each

£600.00
Refreshment concessions

3

£100 each

£300.00
Reclaimed Gift-aid on above

28p on each pound

£3,304.00
Public entrance & program sales

500

£1 each

£500.00
Profit from Knockout T-shirt sales

120

£2 each

£240.00

Making a possible total of £15,844.00

Who We Are

Knockout Challenge has been in business for over 17 years, and a lot of the events we run are for charities that return to us year after year for their fund-raising efforts.

Our Knockout Challenges are run to a tried and tested formula, and we are aware of and comply fully with all necessary laws, health and safety considerations, and are fully insured.

Our director, Phil Pike, is Read more

Knockout Charity Events Summer 2013

Children's teams on an It's A Knockout eventKnockout Challenge have confirmed a number of Knockout Charity Events for summer 2013.
If you are able to support any of the charities in your local area, then get together a team and come and join us.
A Knockout Challenge is the perfect way to have a day out in the sunshine and support a good cause. We’re counting on the weather being very kind over the next couple of months and even if it doesn’t, The Going For Gold It's A Knockout gamewe know you’re a tough bunch who aren’t going to be put off by the weather.
These are the dates we have at the moment, and we’re adding new dates all the time. Give us a call if you’d like to host your own event, or keep checking our website for new event in your area.
You know you want to……………..

Childrens Hospice South West Truro Rugby Club, Truro May 12th
Peel Park Primary School – Accrington June 8th
Solihull Life Opportunities Old Solihillians Rugby Club Solihull July 14th
Childrens Hospice South West Truro Rugby Club, Truro May 12th
Phoenix Sports Club Rotherham July 21st
Friends of Anchor Hazel Head Park Aberdeen August 24th

You know you want to……………..