Challengers required for Children’s Charity event

Posted by Isabel Riley on 17th August 2017

DAREDEVIL contestants are required to take on a popular 80s gameshow – and its celebrity host – for a mega charity fundraiser.

The Krypton Challenge – a new take on The Krypton Factor – hosted by former North-West Tonight presenter Gordon Burns, will take place as part of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s ball on Saturday, September 23.

The Revolution Manchester Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry will boast the event as part of its traditional gala dinner.

As in the TV show, challengers will be judged on their mental, intelligence and observation skills.
And fans of the show need not worry because their physical skills will also be tested – reminiscent of the original programme – in the form of an obstacle course, with the winners being crowned charity champions.

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity needs 12 more teams of five members, to sign up for the event, to support its latest project.

All cash raised from each team’s £2,500 entry fee, will be used to buy a state-of-the-art piece of ultrasound equipment to support patients who require heart scans.

Clinicians will be able to obtain accurate images much more quickly, reducing the stress for the 200 young people visiting the Hospital’s Paediatric Cardiology out-patient department each week.
Gordon Burns, who is delighted to host the special event, said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the team members skills being put to the test live in front of an audience!

“It’s going to be a great night, full of fun and most importantly will help to raise lots of money to make a difference to poorly children in hospital, so I’m really proud to be part of that.”

The event’s headline sponsor Manchester-based Cloud Service Provider ANS is passionate about engaging their staff in their varied CSR programme, which includes fundraising, environmental initiatives and voluntary work as well as sponsorship.

Hospital supporter and founder of ANS, Scott Fletcher, said: “I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting new Krypton Challenge event for Manchester. ANS has its team ready we’re keen to start the challenges, show off our skills and hopefully they won’t get too competitive!”

Maurice Watkins CBE, Chairman of CMFT’s Charitable Fundraising Board said:

“We’re thrilled to have Gordon hosting the evening’s activities. We thought the interactive gala would present a new and unique fundraising concept, which people would be passionate and excited about being a part of.”

“I encourage others to get involved, whether that be through forming a team or attending on the night so that together, we can make a real and lasting difference to patients at the hospital”.

Enter a team of five to take on the Krypton Challenge and a table for ten people will be included in your package for a cost of £2,500 (ex VAT). This cost includes the Krypton Challenge for your team of five, plus a champagne reception AND a three-course meal with coffee and petits fours for your team. Don’t forget that you can bring up to five guests!

For team enquiries or table bookings please contact Joel Oxberry on 0161 276 4601 or email

For more information about Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity please visit

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