Knockout event raises nearly £50k
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