Gallery: Crowds flock to It’s A Bury Knockout

FUN and games were the theme of the day on Hardwick Heath, in Bury St Edmunds, yesterday.

As well as having glorious sunshine for the estimated 3,500 people who attended the It’s A Bury Knockout, it was hoped that the target of raising �15,000 for two worthwhile causes will have been achieved.

Six teams of 10 paid �500 each for the honour of taking part in the challenge which was won by Live Well Suffolk.

The West Suffolk College team were hailed the winners of the competition to raise most money, bringing in �640.

As well as the contest there was a traditional fete, including a tombola, tin can alley, lucky dip, test of strength and charity stalls.

Visitors had the chance to have their photographs taken with an Olympic torch which was bought along by Bury woman Mina Welsh, a pharmacy technician at Boots in the town centre.

She will be a volunteer at the Olympic Games in London, helping out with venue security.

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Money raised by the event will go towards funding cancer diagnostic equipment at West Suffolk Hospital and Sport for Rwanda.

The day was organised by the hospital in conjunction with West Suffolk College and Sport for Rwanda.

Jan Bloomfield, executive director of workforce and communications for the hospital, said: “I’m just amazed by the commitment the volunteer staff have shown here and I hope that all the families and people of Bury enjoyed themselves.”

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