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Knockout in the rain

Knockout In The Rain

Overall 2018 has generally been a good year for It’s A Knockout weather. However, come September time, it did turn a little for the worse. This brings us to a question often asked of us… “What happens to a It’s A Knockout in the rain?”  Well, to be honest, the answer is, it carries on regardless. Sometimes, we prefer it ! You’re going to get wet on the games anyway, so what’s the difference?

The pictures shown here in this blog were taken at a Cornwall Hospice Care fundraising It’s A Knockout day in Truro in September 2018. You’ll see that everyone had a great time. 33 teams turned up (only 3 dropped out last minute) all raising money for the charity.

Cornwall Hospice Care

Knockout In The Rain with Cornwall Hospice Care

Knockout In The Rain.

Our wet games and inflatables are going to get wet anyway no matter what the weather happens to be on the day, in fact when it’s raining it saves us a job of throwing water on them as Mother Nature is doing it for us. So rain is definitely not a problem. Our watch points though are making sure areas do not become muddy and of course the wind. But, these are “watch points” for normal days anyway. Just get the teams to bring a team gazebo with them and this can act as a base to keep their things dry whilst they are having fun on the games.

Knockout In The Rain with Cornwall Hospice Care

Knockout In The Rain with Cornwall Hospice Care

To read more about how a charity can raise money using one of our It’s A Knockout’s please see our Charities page and also our Charity FAQ’s blog.

Cornwall Hospice Care.

If you’d like more information about the Cornwall Hospice Care charity and their work, please go to their Facebook Page or visit their website Cornwall Hospice Care.

 

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017

Reflecting over some of the many charity events that we’ve ran this year, and after browsing through the many-many photo’s we have collected along the way. Here is a short blog showing images of just some of the charity It’s A Knockout teams from a fundraising event held in Aberdeen back in August for the Friends of Anchor charity.

charity it's a knockout teams

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017

Around 60 teams took part in the fundraising event with there also being lots of other attractions and refreshment stands present for the viewing public. It’s always great when the teams come in fancy dress because not only is it funny and adds a fun visual element to the day and games, but also it helps us with the scoring of the games themselves.

charity it's a knockout teams

Aberdeen Charity It’s A Knockout Teams

We took our 12 game Gold Show to Hazlehead Park for the event and as you can see from the images, some of the teams had some great fancy dress costumes and ideas. It’s the fifth year we’ve ran the games for Friends of Anchor and it’s always been a great event and well supported affair.

chairty it's a knockout teams

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams

To see some of the great games from our Gold Show, please go to our Gold Show It’s A Knockout Page for details. The 12 games are usually ran in two half’s, with Part 1 having 6 dry games, and Part 2 having 6 wet games, there’s lots of different colourful inflatables, costumes, fun and excitement for the teams to enjoy whilst raising money for charity.

charity it's a knockout teams

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams

Please contact us if you’d like details of how our games can be used for charity fundraising events. Also remember to check out some of our earlier blogs for details of other charity ideas, events and information.

A charity fund raising team

Team Gazebo Ideas

This blog follows on from an earlier one this year about Some fancy dress costume ideas for Its A Knockout teams. Another great idea for It’s A Knockout days is for the teams to bring a team gazebo with them to use as an HQ. This is great for a few reasons. Firstly, the teams have somewhere to place their bags etc. Secondly, if it rains, or it’s sunny and hot (fingers crossed), they have somewhere to shelter. And, thirdly, it adds a colourful spectacle for the day having an Olympic Village string of gazebos for the teams, especially if they are encouraged to decorate them as well, which is what this blog is now moving onto.

fancy-dressed gazebos

Some ideas for fancy-dressed team gazebos

Encouraging the teams to bring a gazebo that they fancy-dress up generates great pre-event team building as they will have to get together to discuss this along with their own fancy dress ideas. Usually, the two are combined as you can see from the images in this blog. It may be that a team dresses in grass skirts, call themselves “The Hawaii-5-0’s” and hang some bunting and balloons up around their gazebo. Or, maybe they go to town and make scenery and bring extra props to really give the gazebo a theme. We usually also give extra bonus points for the teams if they bring a team gazebo and dress it up.

Fancy-dress team gazebos

Some more fancy-dressed team gazebos

Some of the regular It’s A Knockout days we do for clients have turned into quite a competitive affair of trying to think up the best fancy dress and gazebo ideas. This adds to the team building element of such days. The ideas that our It’s A Knockout enjoy are if a team does a Great British Bake Off theme, because usually a lot of yummy cakes get offered to us as bribery ! (it doesn’t work, because we are impartial with the scoring of the games, but it’s always a nice gesture.)

team gazebo ideas

Team gazebo ideas for It’s A Knockout

Of course for charity fundraising events, an Olympic Village of fancy-dressed team gazebos is an excellent way to fill room free. One side of the It’s A knockout games arena can be used for the gazebo village which adds a really colourful display. Corporate teams can be told they can display their wears and company signs as well, giving them exposure as thanks for supporting the day. We hope that the images here have inspired some of the teams taking part in our It’s A Knockout events this year with ideas.

If you’re taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout’s this year, please send us photos’ of your fancy-dressed team gazebo, or upload it to our Facebook Page, we’d love to see them !

 

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

Visit the Children’s Hospice South West Knockout page for more information and fund-raising details, or visit It’s A Knockout to arrange a Knockout Challenge for your charity.

 See you there!

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 Face Book page 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……………..

Children’s Hospice South West

Childrens Hospice South West – May Fund-raising Day-Truro Rugby Club

Where will you be on Sunday 12 May?

If you’re anywhere near Truro (and if you’re not – get there!)  Truro Rugby Club is the only place to be!

We’ve got a Knockout Challenge fun day to raise funds for  Childrens Hospice South West.

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!

Children's Hospice South West Charity Fundraising It's A Knockout

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: Read more