Teams battle it out in the heat at It’s A Knockout

Rushden & Higham rugby club It's a Knockout: W.N.A.A. team take a walk in the park, in the giant sack.'27/05/12
Rushden & Higham rugby club It's a Knockout: W.N.A.A. team take a walk in the park, in the giant sack.'27/05/12

A charity It’s a Knockout competition could become an annual event.

More than 100 entrants took on an inflatable obstacle course at the Rotary Club of Rushden Higham’s first ever contest on Sunday which attracted hundreds of visitors.

The event at Rushden & Higham Rugby Club was in aid of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Rotary charities and was the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Club president elect Judy Webb said: “It went really well. We’re a relatively new club and have organised a fun run the past two years which have been successful but this is the first time we’ve put this on. We hope it’s going to become an annual event.”

Teams paid to enter, competitors raised sponsorship money and there were trade stands which donated money to the club. Mrs Webb said £2,000 had been raised so far and money is still coming in.

Visitor Derek Burkart, 60, of Muirfield Road, Wellingborough, said: “It’s really good fun. The teams worked really hard.”

Toni Waling, 35, of Rushden, said: “Our neighbours are involved in the club so we wanted to support them. There’s a great atmosphere.”

Christine Martin, 65, of Lime Close, Broughton, added: “It’s really good but in this heat I’m relieved I’m not taking part.”

The winning team was from Durasteel Services and it received a trophy.