Merry mayhem at Knockout charity event
MADCAP antics came to Kempsford last weekend for the village’s It’s A Knockout contest in aid of Cancer Research.
The sun shone down on the barmy event on Saturday, which was hosted by Cancervive, a fundraising group set up by a popular Kempsford resident Val Higgs before she died from cancer in July 2009.
In its third and final year, the contest featured yet another showcase of wacky races and bizarre challenges for teams to tackle in the hope of winning the coveted It’s A Knockout winner’s title.
This year Kempsford Winos emerged victorious, beating The Vodka Twisters in a tug of war finale, with a little help from Fairford Fire Service.
Cancervive committee member Jo Thompson said it was a fantastic turnout, with 16 teams taking part in games such as Gruesome Gourmet, Mr Men Marathon and Grand National.
"Watching grown men trying to bounce up and down on a space hopper across a water mat will stay in many people's minds forever," she said.
But Jo added it was unlikely that they would host the event again because of the amount of organising needed.
They are looking for new ideas for next year. Cancervive committee members have given a big thanks to everyone that took part in the day which raised more than £2,000 for Cancer Research, taking the group’s total fundraising amount to £25,000 since 2009.