Gallery: It’s a Knockout fun had in Bury St Edmunds for hospital fundraiser

Wet, wet, wet: Teams taking part in the West Suffolk Hospital Charity It's A Knockout in the rain on

Wet, wet, wet: Teams taking part in the West Suffolk Hospital Charity It's A Knockout in the rain on Hardwick Heath, Bury St Edmunds on Sunday - Credit: Archant

They had fun, raised money and got rather wet – this year’s It’s a Bury Knockout raised more than £10,000 for West Suffolk Hospital.

A total of 25 teams filled with have-a-go fundraisers battled it out on Hardwick Heath in Bury St Edmunds yesterday all in the name of their local hospital.

The money raised will go towards several different hospital departments, including neonatal, the children’s Rainbow Ward and accident and emergency.

West Suffolk Hospital’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, supported by the EADT and sister Mercury newspapers, will also benefit.

Dave Gooderham, fundraising manager for the hospital’s charity, predicted the total raised would be around £10,000.

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“To be fair the weather was not great, which would be described as ‘British’, but we had a great day and we had more teams than ever take part,” he said.

“We are very grateful for all the support we have had. The atmosphere was amazing and we had some wonderful support from businesses. The event was sponsored by Barnes Construction, Enterprise and Premier Printers.”

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Unison also sponsored the event.

The fundraising team of the day was facilities service management firm, Servest, which raised £1,500.

Mr Gooderham said around 500 people attended the event which ran from 11am to 5pm.

As well as It’s a Knock Out competitions there was an old-style fairground, archery, bumper balls and a fun fair.

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