Zoe's Place set It's A Knockout gameshow challenge - The Coventry Observer

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Zoe's Place set It's A Knockout gameshow challenge

Steve Carpenter 29th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FANS of the classic 1970s TV game show It’s A Knockout are being encouraged to relive the fun and frolics to raise much needed funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry.

Stacking giant burgers and climbing over inflatable walls while dressed in comedy sumo costumes and braving the customary full-on hose will be high on the agenda for the event which is taking place on June 18.

People will remember the cult show as being a school sports day for adults with teams having to carry out fun yet challenges tasks while their rival team did their best to put them off.

Zoe’s Place has decided to create its very own format of the show and organisers are looking for 12 teams of up to ten people to take part.

Each team has to raise a minimum of £100 for registration and a further £700 per team in aid of the hospice.

“There is no doubt that people of a certain generation will remember the fun and carnage associated with It’s A Knockout,” said Muna Chauhan, corporate manager of Zoe’s Place.

“We thought it would be a great way for friends, colleagues and families to re-live that era and have a real laugh with each other.

“It’s A Knockout is the perfect example of team games and bonding exercises at their best and more than that it’s a great way to help raise some much needed funds for Zoë’s Place.”

Should each of the 12 teams raise the required £700 fundraising target, the money raised will help fund 336 hours, or two weeks, of addition care at the hospice.

She explained: “Every penny we raise helps us inch nearer to expanding our services, enabling us to keep our doors open for longer.

“Last year we provided palliative and respite care for more than 30 babies and children, the youngest of whom was only a few days old.

“The more support we can attract for events such as It’s A Knockout, the closer we are to opening our doors to more babies and children who are in desperate need of our care.”

The It’s A Knockout even is open to people aged 16 and over and will take place at Exhall Grange Playing Fields (opposite the hospice) from 10am to 4pm on June 18.

To find out more or to secure your team’s place, contact Muna at events@zoes-place.org.uk or call 024 7636 1675.

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