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Get Reading: Ollie Young Foundation brings It’s a Knockout to Wokingham

14th June 2016

Ollie Young Foundation Volunteers

Article Source: Get Reading

By Megan Fisher, Get Reading

It’s a Knockout and the family fun day will take place on Sunday, August 14

Relive the 70s and 80s by being a part of and playing Wokingham ‘s very own It’s a Knockout.

The games from the hit BBC TV series will be held at Cantley Field in Twyford Road.

The event and a family fun day on Sunday, August 14 is being organised by the Ollie Young Foundation.

It’s a Knockout will run between 10am and 4.30pm for revellers to complete wacky and wonderful challenges.

During the day, the charity will also be hosting a family fun day between 11am and 6pm. This will include live entertainment, stalls, face painting, a bouncy castle and, a bbq.

The Ollie Young Foundation was set up by Sarah and Simon Young in memory of their son.

The Wokingham schoolboy died in February 2012 just one day before his sixth birthday of a rare brain tumour.

Participants and visitors can expect giant costumes, bouncy castles, inflatable obstacle courses and, plenty of foam on the day.

The Kings from the Royal It’s a Knockout and the classic Penguin Pursuit will both be making an appearance at the event.

To take part in It’s a Knockout, you must be over 18 whether you’re joining forces with friends, family or colleagues, or just a random team.

How to register:

It costs £30 to register per person on the official website.

It’s a Knockout entry fees do not fully cover the foundation’s costs of hosting this event, so the Ollie Young Foundation relies on sponsorship to make the event a success.

The charity asks each participant to raise sponsorship with a recommended target of £50. An optional link to a Just Giving page is part of the registration process. Alternatively a printable sponsor form is available on its website and online sponsorship can also be raised via Virgin’s MoneyGiving or BT’s MyDonate.

You can enter up to 10 as a team or as an individual (the Ollie Young Foundation will assign you to a team).

What will happen during the day?

There will be two sessions on Sunday, August 14 and you can register for either the morning or the afternoon.

Morning session:

10am – registration
11am – warm up and start
1.30pm – prizes

Afternoon session:

1pm – registration
2pm – warm up and start
4.30pm – prizes

Other information

If you need parking, the Ollie Young Foundation recommends the use of the public parks in Wokingham town centre . This is a five to 10 minute walk to Cantley Field. Parking on site at Cantley Field is only available for disabled badge holders.

You should bring comfortable clothing; trainers, sportswear is best (and due to past experiences, it’s probably better for ladies not to wear white tops!).

Bring a change of clothes as you will get wet. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the fun day activities as well.