Posted on August 22, 2017 by staff

Challengers required for Krypton Factor charity event


Daredevil contestants are required to take on a revamped version of The Krypton Factor in a mega charity fundraiser.

The Krypton Challenge will be hosted by former North-West Tonight presenter Gordon Burns, who fronted the popular gameshow in the 80s.

The Revolution Manchester Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry will host the event as part of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s ball on Saturday, September 23.

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.

Burns is also a speaker at our ‘The Secrets of Successful Presentation’ event on the morning of Friday 6th October, which will involve panel discussions and practical workshops.

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity needs 12 more teams of five members to sign up for The Krypton Challenge 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.

Burns 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.”

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”.