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Knockout effort as fundraiser fights cancer

A competitor splashes through the assault course

A competitor splashes through the assault course

 

More than £1,000 was raised for children and their families affected by cancer at an It’s a Knockout event last weekend.

Held at the Winslow Centre on Sunday, the day of fun saw five teams battle through an inflatable assault course for the third year running.

It was organised by Winslow-based charity Alec’s Angels, which was set up in memory of Alec Jarvis who died from a brain tumour in 2011, aged nine.

His dad, Brian Jarvis said: “It went very well, I was very pleased, and the money will go towards very practical things to make the children smile, like an ice machine as children with cancer need cold drinks. If they can have them all the time then that makes them smile.”

Defending champions Green Light Autos had to settle for second place this time as last year’s runners-up, The Rat Pack, claimed victory.

Mr Jarvis was keen to thank the helpers on the day who made the event possible and said the charity’s attention now turns to putting the money to good use.

He said: “It can’t be done without the help from great volunteers who give up their time to put the event on.

“We’ll now be focussing on using that money in the right place but there will be events in the autumn like a day at the Oxford Karting track in October for more than 20 families affected by cancer.”

Alec’s Angels raises money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and Oxford children’s hospice Helen & Douglas House.

 

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