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It’s a Prospect Knockout

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Location: Swindon Cricket Club, County Road, Swindon, UK

Start: Sunday 17th July 2022

For those old enough to remember “It’s A Knockout”, you’ll know exactly how much fun this new event is going to be. For those not old enough to remember, we recommend a quick YouTube search and watch a few of the videos – we know you won’t want to miss out on the fun.

Originally a television game show and was very popular with family audiences during the 70’s and 80’s, this event has now been re-created in fields and showgrounds across the country so families and groups of friends can take part and have fun. Prospect Hospice is now please to be bringing it to Swindon.

The event will see teams play a range of games, which usually involve dressing up, or getting wet, or both, throughout the day to win points. And what do points make? Oh, wait, that’s another game show.

The event could easily be described as a “school sports day for adults” and is ideal for a group of friends, a team building exercise for companies, a family or sports team looking to have a bit of fun, lots of laughs and raise money for Prospect Hospice.

Check out our gallery below of the fun you can expect.

Ideally you will need ten people in a team with one nominated captain. Everyone in every team will be given the opportunity to take part in the games they want to and no one will be forced to participate.

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Frequently asked questions

What is It’s a Knockout?

A friendly competition where teams of 10 battle for glory by taking on giant obstacles, a large foam pit and one another. Teams will compete across several games, and must work together to get as many points as possible to get into the final round. There will only be one winning team!

How much is it?

Team registration fee is £300 and teams are required to raise an additional £500 for Prospect Hospice which needs to be paid in no later than two weeks before the event.

Spectators can come and watch for a £5 donation per person, these donations will be collected upon entry.

Where is it?

Swindon Cricket Club, The County Ground, County Rd, Swindon SN1 2ED

When?

Sunday 17 July 2022 (time to be confirmed)

What is the minimum age?

The minimum age for participants is 18 years old. Spectators are able to come and watch, there is no minimum age for spectators.

How fit do I need to be?

You need to be in good health but this isn’t the London Marathon – if you could manage a bouncy castle you’ll manage this course.

Are there toilets on site?

Yes; there will be toilets available at the event.

What should we wear?

We will be giving extra points to teams that come in fancy dress. So why not dress your team to a theme? There are bonus points for the best fancy dress.

Please wear appropriate footwear –training shoes are recommended.

As you may well get wet we do not advise you to wear anything that may be of value to you.

What do we need to bring?

Your team will be allocated a space and you can bring your own gazebo and chairs and anything else you think you may need. There are bonus points for the best decorated gazebo.

We do recommend you bring a towel and a change of clothes.

Swindon Cricket Club will have food and drink available to purchase.

No face or body paints

We are really sorry but no face or body paint please as it leave streaks down the inflatables, so no Smurfs or Oopah Lumpah teams or similar.

Joker Cards

There is also the opportunity to play your joker card on one games. Bonus points for the best designed Joker Cards.

Where can we park?

There is free parking available at Swindon Cricket Club, subject to availability. Additional parking will be available at Swindon Town Football Club for a small charge.

What if it rains?

In the event of extreme bad weather, we may consider cancelling the event. For the most up-to-date information on this matter, or on It’s A Prospect Knockout in general, please visit our website or Twitter and Facebook pages. So, even if you think the weather is bad on the day, do come along unless you hear from us.

Still have questions?

Contact the fundraising team on 01793 816161 or email fundraisingandevents@prospect-hospice.net.

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