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Saturday, 13 July 2024

‘It’s a Knockout’ fundraiser raises thousands for Oxford United in the Community

A group of fundraisers put their own spin on the hit TV gameshow ‘It’s a Knockout’ to raise more than £4,500 in support of Oxford United in the Community and its countywide programmes.

Organised by Gregory Surveyors, eight teams swapped their usual weekday environment for an assault course, paddleboarding, raft building and an ice bath challenge at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa.

The day raised funds for Oxford United in the Community, the football club’s official charity, with proceeds supporting its work to inspire happier, healthier and better-connected communities by harnessing the power of football and the club badge.

Funds were raised through entry fees, a raffle and a silent auction with items including a signed men’s and women’s first-team shirt and a signed Wembley programme by Des Buckingham up for grabs.

The team from Cherry Picked Residential – one of the day’s sponsors – ended the event with the most points to scoop the top prize and were presented with their winning trophy by club captain Elliott Moore.

Matt Everett, CEO of Oxford United in the Community, thanked Gregory Surveyors and fellow sponsors plus all participating teams for making the day such a success.

'It’s a Knockout' fundraiser raises thousands for Oxford United in the Community

Matt said:

“Support we receive from donors and fundraisers plays a significant role in our work inspiring people to become the best version of themselves. Funds raised through It’s a Knockout will make a genuine difference to our programme output and the people we engage through our football-based programmes.

“We’d like to thank the team at Gregory Surveyors for organising the event and choosing Oxford United in the Community as its charity of choice this year. The day was well attended with plenty of fun and laughter.

“The positive impact our work has on people stretches far beyond the perimeters of the football field. Our team are operational in schools, community centres and prisons working with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to help people become the best version of themselves.”

Louise Gregory of Gregory Surveyors added:

“It was a wonderful day, and we were so pleased to see lots of businesses and professionals from the Oxfordshire community come together.

“Oxford United in the Community do amazing work locally and everyone enjoyed raising awareness and funds for their work. We’re already looking forward to planning next year’s event.”

Other teams participating on the day included Gregory surveyors, cherry picked Residential, Trueman’s Solicitors, Laughtons Luxury Toilet Hire, Folan Brookes Financial Consultants, Oxford United Women and RWK Goodman.

Further information about Oxford United in the Community and its work inspiring happier, healthier and better-connected communities is available via: www.ouitc.org.

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