A TEAM of adventurous staff from a Glasgow hospital are ready to be put through their paces on a giant inflatable obstacle course.
And workers at the Victoria Infirmary are ready to don fancy dress and tackle foam-drenched obstacles as part of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice's annual It's A Knockout fundraiser on August 25 at Glasgow Green.
The popular event will see 10-a-side teams in fancy dress race through a line of challenges on the way to the finish line, with prizes awarded throughout the day for the fastest teams and the group which raises the most money for the charity.
The hospice, based in Carlton Place in the city centre, is urging local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to join the hospital staff by forming teams to compete in the sponsored event.
Jodanna Wong, a staff nurse in the High Dependency Unit of the Victoria Infirmary, will be taking part and convinced a team of colleagues to join her for the competition.
She said: "I heard about the hospice's challenge through a friend told me what a great time she had at a similar event.
"It looked like great fun so I thought we should get a team together from the Victoria Infirmary, it'll be our first fundraising event as a team so we're all very excited about it.
"A few of us have known someone who has used the hospice's services and we're keen to support its fantastic work."
Dr Alistair McKeown, a palliative care consultant at both the Victoria Infirmary and The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, is pleased his colleagues are ready to dig deep for the charity and believes the money they raise can make a real difference.
He said: "Working across both sites I see the excellent care that each service provides in two very different settings.
"The ward staff at the Victoria Infirmary have a high awareness of palliative care and are quick to refer to the Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team when patients or families are struggling with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual issues of cancer or other life- limiting conditions."
Entry requirements for the fun day include minimum sponsorship of £1000 for adult teams and £500 from youth teams.
Those wishing to participate should visit www.ppwh.org.uk/knockout2012