They came, they saw, they careered down foam-covered inflatable slides carrying enormous plastic passports.
A dozen teams took on the It’s A Knockout challenge at Knavesmire in York on Sunday and emerged triumphant. And a little damp too.
More than £5,000 was raised for St Leonard’s Hospice as a result of an afternoon of silliness. Games included putting together a giant cooked breakfast while being pelted with water, and delivering suitcases to stewardesses on a SleazyJet plane via a bubble-covered obstacle course.
It was fantastic fun, with many cheerful stallholders raising more money via tombolas and mystery prizes.
The winning team were the Jubilee Diamonds. Annie Keogh of St Leonard’s Hospice said she had bought a shield with 12 spaces on it for inscriptions, so the fixture should be set fair for another 11 years.