Plans are underway to bring It’s A Knockout to the county in aid of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity.

Gather a team to take part in this fantastic fun-filled event. The action-packed day will be held on Sunday 30 June at Sleaford Town Football Club. 

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity Fundraiser, Gary Burr, said: “It will be a fun action-packed day to raise money for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity. 

This is a great chance to get together with friends, families, and work colleagues to have some fun while raising money for your local hospitals charity.” 

Participants must be aged 16 and over. The charity is looking for teams of 10 people. There is a £20 entry fee per person and each team is asked to raise £800 minimum sponsorship.

Jacksons Workwear Rental from Lincoln is entering a team. Anna Ross from Jacksons said: “We are so excited to be taking part in It’s A Knockout for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity this year. With over 230 years of history in the local area, Jacksons Workwear Rental is passionate about supporting our community wherever we can. We wanted to take part this year to raise money for such an important cause.”

GRAHAM, the team responsible for all of the construction work to transform the Emergency Department at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, is also entering two teams. Projects Director and one of the team captains, Marat Mugttinov, said: “Working on site at Pilgrim hospital we see the difference that the charity makes every day for patients and staff. This is a brilliant way to support their valuable work and also for our colleagues to have a great time.”

Kirstie Cartledge is part of the Bowel Cancer Screening Team at Lincoln County Hospital. Kirstie and colleagues have formed a team called the Bowel Screening Babes who will all be dressing up as poo emojis. She said: “What a brilliant way to get everyone together for such a worthy cause. We have got colleagues, friends and family members in our team.

“We will have an extra challenge due to our costumes, we may not be the fastest but we will certainly be having loads of fun. The most important thing is that everyone enjoys the day and we raise lots of funds for our charity so that they can do even more to support patients and staff.”

Gary added: “We're working with Lincolnshire based We're a Knockout which is going to bring all of the inflatables for the day. Dress appropriately as you will get wet! Changing facilities are on site. 

“Every penny raised will be used to help the charity support United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust patients and staff with those extras that cannot be provided by the NHS. So every participant and every obstacle you overcome really will make a massive difference.

“We're also looking for stall holders to attend this event, so if you would like to attend with a stand please get in touch: [email protected] 

“It's guaranteed to be a great day and we can't wait to share it with you.”

To book your place at the It’s A Knockout event, sign up here