It's a knockout knockabout ar Chesterford Research Park

PUBLISHED: 15:19 13 September 2009 | UPDATED: 21:54 31 May 2010

Knockout fun was had at Chesterford Research Park AWN_040909_Knockout

Knockout fun was had at Chesterford Research Park AWN_040909_Knockout

KNOCKOUT fun was had at Chesterford Research Park last Thursday as ten teams helped to raise more than £3500 for a hospice. The science park hosted an It s a knockout competition consisting of numerous outdoor wet and fun games and inflatable obstacle c

KNOCKOUT fun was had at Chesterford Research Park last Thursday as ten teams helped to raise more than £3500 for a hospice.

The science park hosted an 'It's a knockout' competition consisting of numerous outdoor wet and fun games and inflatable obstacle challenges.

All the money raised will go towards St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, Essex, which has been providing care for people with life-limiting illnesses for more than 18 years.

Hospice fundraiser, Clive Gillam, said: "We are delighted that our first year of organising this new corporate event has gone so well.

"To have so many teams from local businesses take part given the present economic conditions was wonderful. We are already looking forward to building on its success for next year."

The Bomb Boys team from the Carver Barracks emerged victorious, beating The Raytheon Roadies from Harlow, The Ridgeons Pigeons from Saffron Walden and the team from St Clare Hospice into equal second place.

The other teams which took part were Carter Jonas and MKA Ecology from Cambridgeshire, Attwaters and Yule Catto from Harlow, the Saffron Building Society and the Chesterford Research Park.

The hospice costs £2.5 million a year to run - St Clare receives 30 per cent funding from the NHS but relies on events such as this to raise the remaining 70 per cent of its running costs each year.

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