Knock­out event raises nearly £50k

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

AMADCAP as­sault course has raised al­most £50,000 to help tackle lone­li­ness.

The event at Mac­cles­field Town’s Moss Rose Sta­dium was or­gan­ised by The Co-op­er­a­tive Food in con­junc­tion with the British Red Cross as part of a two year cam­paign to con­front lone­li­ness and so­cial iso­la­tion in com­mu­ni­ties.

More than 120 com­peti­tors re-lived the It’s A Knock­out ex­pe­ri­ence – made fa­mous on TV in the 1970s and 80s – by tack­ling gi­ant in­flat­a­bles, water slides and ob­sta­cle cour­ses.

Rob Hey­wood, from The Co-op­er­a­tive Food, said: “The event has once again been great fun and, more im­por­tantly, along­side all of the mad mo­ments and laugh­ter, ap­proach­ing £50,000 has been raised for char­ity. I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Mac­cles­field Town FC and to the Co-op’s sup­pli­ers who took part and made this all pos­si­ble.

“Lone­li­ness af­fects peo­ple of all ages and back­grounds and can be found in all types of com­mu­ni­ties – in fact, a cheery chat in the lo­cal Co-op may be the only con­ver­sa­tion that some peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties have all day.

“The Co-op’s work with the British Red Cross will help to tackle the im­pact of such iso­la­tion which can be felt by peo­ple all around us.”

●● Co-op food store em­ploy­ees in Mac­cles­field teamed up with sup­pli­ers to help to raise more than £45,000 to tackle lone­li­ness and so­cial iso­la­tion in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties

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