THE Whitegate Charity Trust is once again hosting an `It’s a Knockout’ competition to raise money for a local charity.

This year, the event will be held to raise much-needed funds for The Joshua Tree based in Cuddington.

The Whitegate Charity Trust is a group of friends and business people who have got together to raise money for charities. They are all volunteers and give their time and energy to help different causes.

The Joshua Tree is a local charity, based in Northwich, which has set itself a huge fund-raising target. Its aim is to build a holiday home where children with life-threatening illnesses can take a break with their families.

At last year’s It’s a Knockout, the trust raised over £5,500 for the North West Air Ambulance Service and everyone had a fantastic fun-filled day.

Trust chairman Martin Kidd said “It was a spectacular event, with many of the teams dressing up for the occasion - an amazing mix of pirates, tennis players, superheroes , Flintstone characters and even rugby lads dressed as Hawaiian girls.”

The target for Whitegate Charity Trust fundraising for this year is over £7,500.

“It’s a big target but one which the members of the trust are hopeful to achieve. It’s all about local people and businesses supporting a local event for a local charity,” said Martin.

The trust is currently taking applications from teams wishing to take part.

Jo Towers from the trust said: “It’s fantastic to take part, everyone has a great laugh. Of course, you get pretty wet but it’s all part of the fun!”

Anyone interested in putting forward a team, be it with work colleagues, or family and friends, should get in touch with the Whitegate Charity Trust.

If you’re a local business and would like to support the event in any way, the trust would be happy and grateful to talk to you.

The event will take place on Saturday June 13 on Whitegate football field.

For more information and team application forms, go to