Keith Chegwin to host It’s a Pockout



Last minute preparations are taking place for the inaugural It’s a Pockout competition, inspired by the BBC’s It’s a Knockout.

Hosted by TV star Keith Chegwin, the event will be held on Bank Holiday Monday at Pocklington Rugby Club and is free to the general public to attend and watch.

Organiser Pocklington District Lions is aiming to bring the community together to form up to 18 teams of between six and ten people aged 16 or over.

Graham Gillyon, a member of the Lions club, said: “For us we are hoping to get lots of awareness of both the Lions club and the key charities we are supporting.

“We want people to have a great family fun day and we are hoping to raise lots of money for the charities.

“It is the first year of the biggest fundraising event we have ever done and we hope to continue it next year.”

Funds raised from the event will be donated to Heart Research UK, The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Mencap, Macmillan Cancer Support and The MS Society.

The Lions club is still accepting bookings for those wanting to take part in the knockout games.

The games start at noon following a procession from Pocklington’s Market Place, headed up by ‘Cheggers’, The City of York Pipe Band and Pocklington town crier Geoff Sheasby.

People are encouraged to attend in fun fancy dress and enjoy the trade stands, bouncy castle and food and drink options, while watching the participants fight their way through the assault course.

Free programmes will be handed out on the day containing the event schedule.

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