THIRTEEN teams met at Truro Cricket Club for Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care’s second It’s A Knockout event in two years on Sunday.

Unlike last year when the rain was a major factor, this year it was a beautiful day of blue skies and sunshine.

Teams had to compete on various inflatable obstacles with dry games in the morning and wet ones in the afternoon. The main rule was "have fun and act the fool"!

Judy Lawton, community fundraiser, said: “It was a day of sunshine, laughter and fun and to watch so many people enjoying themselves was wonderful. Some of the participants spoke to me about their first-hand experience of what we do at Cornwall Hospice Care and listening to their stories brought a lump to my throat and reminds us why we do what we do.”

“Fundraising is about having fun and that was definitely achieved on Sunday. If you haven't take part in an It's A Knockout you have no idea what you’re missing. So keep a look out for next year’s date, get your friends together and join in.”

Eventual winners were Aspire Gymnasium from Truro who won by just 1 point from second placed Lifestar Medical of Truro. Special mention should go to the Charlie’s Angels team from the Co-op in Cornwall who have raised more than £3,200 in memory of a colleague.

Judy added: “It takes a lot of people to make an event like this work and my thanks go to Truro Cricket Club for the venue, Lifestar Medical who also provided first aid cover free of charge, Barclays who are match funding the event, the Lions Club of Truro who bought their Bacon Butty Van along, Rodda’s for the cream, Proper Job for the pasties and my wonderful event volunteers; Nicky, Laura, Issy, Chris, Pat, Caroline and Lisa Rowe, known as The Cake Lady, who baked all the cakes that were on sale on the day.”