IT’S A KNOCKOUT attempt in Buckie to raise funding for one of Moray’s best known causes – and a whole lot of fun is in store for those taking part or just along for the ride.
The fifth annual Buckie It’s A Knockout event takes play in July at the Linzee Gordon Park in the Moray town – and this year the main beneficiary is local children’s cancer charity Logan’s Fund.
Hopes are high that it will be another rousing year with the previous four events raising over £30,000 for causes such as the Seafield Hospital, Moray Immediate Care Scheme, Sandpiper Trust, Buckie RNLI, Scottish Burned Children’s Society, Teddy Bear Developmental Play Group, Shee Trust and Buckie Lyric Group.
Organised by Denise Thomson the heart of It’s A Knockout is provided by Graham Fishers International, who travel around the UK for the highly specialised games.
Logan’s Fund chairman Cameron Mackintosh said: “We are thrilled Denise has chosen Logan’s Fund this year – we have been aware how successful the event has been over the last few years. She puts a lot of selfless work into it for the great causes she chooses and generated a lot of vital funds that have undoubtedly improved the lives of others less fortunate.”
As well as all the thrills and spills there will be a full afternoon of other attractions on the day with sideshows, charity and trade stalls and even a licenced bar tent with live music.
Charity Stalls are invited to make contact to have a pitch at no cost at all to raise funds and awareness for their own cause and trade stalls are also welcome at a cost of £20.00 per pitch.
Organisers are looking for teams of 10 to enter with age groups split between 8 to 11 years, 11 to 15 years and 16 and over. Entry for the children’s groups is £10.00 per person with a minimum sponsorship of £50.00 required while the adults are £20.00 per person with an £80.00 expected sponsorship.
Teams are encouraged to register early to allow them time to fundraise and possibly find a local company to sponsor their team – and of course to allow them to get sponsored by friends and family.
Anyone wishing to take part but without a team or any teams not able to secure ten team members organisers will mix and match. Organisers would also like to hear from any businesses who would like to sponsor the event as a whole or any of the individual teams specifically.