St Albans charity fun day is a knockout success

A KNOCKOUT event has raised more than �2,000 for a bowel cancer charity.

Phillipa Andrews, 37, organised the event for Beating Bowel Cancer as the latest in a long line of charity fundraisers in memory of her dad, who died of the disease.

The mum-of-three said: “The day was amazing fun and exceeded all my expectations, raising over �2,000 for the charity.

“We had a fantastic time – the sense of community was wonderful and there was a brilliant atmosphere. I’d like to thank everyone who took part.”

There were 10 teams of adults and 10 teams of children who turned out for the Knockout Bowel Cancer event at St Albans Rugby Club in fancy dress.

Teams from local businesses including Artisan hair salon and Tnui Capital competed against teams from local rugby clubs, mums from the Abbey Primary School and even a bride-to-be on her hen do.

The coveted title was eventually won by The Drunken Richards with The Mightly Doosh coming runners up by one point, and the children’s team Mightly Maple, from the Maple Primary School in St Albans, won the children’s competition.

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The prizes for best outfits went to all-female teams Loudbird PR for their tutus and tiaras and The Colonettes who wore brightly coloured Y-fronts with their team name spelt out on the back.

Vince Franklin, local actor and personality compered the event, and Phillipa said he “had everyone in stitches.”

Donations are still coming in for Phillipa’s fundraising for Beating Bowel Cancer. To donate, visit