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It's A Knockout returned to in Ipswich for 2017 to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice

PUBLISHED: 16:13 04 June 2017 | UPDATED: 20:52 04 June 2017

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

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Inspired by the original TV programme, teams of 10 battled it out across inflatable obstacle courses at the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road in Ipswich, to be crowned It's A Knockout Champions.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Joanne Woods, one of the organisers, said: “The event was fantastic, we had 160 people taking part this year. The winning team was The Premier All-sorts, who wore different football shirts as they complete the course and was their first time completed at It’s a Knockout as a team.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

“We raised somewhere between £6,000 and £7,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, who have expressed an interest in partnering up for next year’s event which will help take our events from ‘bronze’ to ‘silver’.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

“I’d also like to say a big thanks to out sponsor Toppesfield LTD in Claydon who have agreed to also sponsor us next year.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

“So many people want to get involved next year. Anyone can get involved and take part, it isn’t about how fit you are, its about teamwork.”

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

In addition to the obstacle games, water and bubbles there will be entertainment and food.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Inflatable side shows, tombolla, raffle, music, BBQ and an outside bar were also available for spectators and participants to enjoy.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYContestants and spectators enjoy the It's a Knockout competition held to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

All proceeds will be donated to the Hospice.

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