It’s A Knockout returns to Malta for Charity

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12:43

After the success of last year’s fun-filled charity fundraiser called It’s A Knockout, leading local NGO Inspire is back s weekend with an even bigger and better event at the MFCC Ta’ Qali.

Last year’s event saw some 800 participants having a whale of a time trying to complete absurd tasks in big, colourful and hilarious games. Not only did this boost team spirit but it raised funds for a worthy cause.

Inspire, The Foundation for Inclusion, helps over 1,000 children and adults with learning and physical disabilities. It focuses on their full potential, irrespective of their ability, through a range of educational, therapeutic and recreational services and programmes.

Inspire have once again teamed up with UK Outdoor Event Specialists Graham Fisher’s International It’s A Knockout who organised games and challenges based on the famous BBC television programme It’s a Knockout. The series was so successful, it became a national obsession with over 18 million viewers every week and ran for a staggering 19 years.

Because last year’s local event was such a hit and received exceptional feedback, It’s A Knockout is being brought back for the second edition with new games as well as big favourites from last year.

“Spending a day with my colleagues outside the office and having so much fun helped us become closer. We still joke about the fun we had last year. What is even better is knowing that the money we raised helped those less fortunate,”

said Mr Mark Mamo, Manager Sana Healthcare at GasanMamo.

Between October 14 and 16, the MFCC open-air grounds in Ta’ Qali will be transformed into a large inflatable obstacle course where companies, clubs and organisations will meet in a relaxed, fun and stress-free environment outside the office where they can create and strengthen bonds and break down barriers during a memorable experience.

Building on the previous activity’s success, employees from various sectors will again get the chance to battle it out between themselves in hilarious costumes on fully themed inflatables with giant props.

The teams are set tasks to complete by negotiating the inflatables in a race against time. The games are deceptively simple but hard to complete. There are both physical and mental challenges requiring individual skills and teamwork.

Over 90 teams have confirmed their participation and a seating area for the general public and colleagues of participants has been set up for those wishing to come along and witness these absurd games or simply support their team. An entrance donation will be encouraged for Inspire. For more information visit www.inspire.org.mt or call us on 21890000.

This charitable initiative was made possible thanks to the valued support of the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Vodafone Malta Foundation, Gollcher Group agents for Grandi Navi Veloci, Air Malta and Nexos Lighting whom have all sponsored the event.





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