Fourteen teams donned their best fancy dress outfits and descended on Truro Rugby Club to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West at the ‘It’s a Charity Knockout’ event.

The teams, drawn from local firms, a hockey club and an infant’s school, threw themselves into the events, which ranged from negotiating huge inflatables to welly-planking to piecing together a giant jigsaw.

Their valiant efforts not only raised quite a few laughs, but also an incredible £13,000 for Children’s Hospice South West. In the end, local firm DPD triumphed, taking home the winner’s trophy as well as individual medals.

Neil Skyba, technical manager for Polymermedics, who sponsored the event as well as fielding their own team The Super Polys, said: “The Super Polys had such a great time on the day - we didn’t stop laughing as we watched each other scramble over the inflatables and dress up in the most ridiculous outfits.

“We are delighted that the event raised over £13,000 for Children’s Hospice South West and are only too pleased to have been involved with supporting the amazing work of this charity.”

Sharon Terriss from DPD, said, “Winners team, DPD, had a brilliant day and loads of laughs. We went from being adults to children again for the day and can't wait to defend our title again next year. We’re pleased to be part of a fundraising event for such a fantastic local charity”.

It is the second year the event has been held by Children’s Hospice South West in Truro and teams got into the spirit by dressing up in some interesting outfits, decorating their gazebos, and bringing rather creative mascots.

Sarah Stott, events fundraiser for CHSW said: “Everyone had such a great day - even the weather was kind to us in the end. We would like to thank our event sponsor Polymermedics for all their support, Truro Rugby Club for hosting the event. Our thanks also go to DPD, South West Water, Cornwall Photos, St John Ambulance and all our volunteers and marshals who help on the day.”