Running the Gauntlet

The Gauntlet - promotional design by Juice CreativeIf you’re old enough to remember watching It’s a Knockout on the telly, you’ll know exactly what The Gauntlet is all about.

Run by The Lord’s Taverners – the UK’s leading cricket and disability sports charity – The Gauntlet is a fun-filled event in which local teams compete in a number of wacky challenges. This year’s inaugural event, held on Thursday 4th June, 2015, saw teams tackling various crazy stunts including:

  • Matching up over-sized socks in an enormous suds-filled washing machine!
  • Racing down a special course wearing enormous foam Giant costumes!
  • Scrambling their way through the inside of a gigantic chicken!

The Grand Finale of The Gauntlet comprised the King Richard III Royal Stakes. The winners of this headlong race to the finishing post were crowned as ultimate champions … but the real winners were the many worthy beneficiaries who benefitted from the funds raised.

As well as fielding its own team for The Gauntlet, Juice Creative was also proud to donate its time and expertise to the event. Juice designed and produced a wide range of promotional material, including adverts, programmes, banners and T-shirts. We also created the official The Gauntlet website.

Here’s what Juice director Nick Taylor had to say about The Gauntlet:

We were very proud to be a part of this wonderful local charity event, which has now raised an amazing £60,000. It’s great to see so many Leicestershire business pulling together like this to help the local community.

The Gauntlet - promotional design by Juice Creative

About The Lord’s Taverners in Leicestershire

The Leicestershire branch of The Lord’s Taverners has been in operation since 2011. Between 2013–2014, it raised over £120,000 for charities, via events including cricket days and X-Factor-style singing competitions.

With over thirty local business contributors, the Leicestershire branch of The Lord’s Taverners has funded major projects at centres including Birch Wood Area Special School in Melton Mowbray, as well as Ellesmere College and Warning Zone, both in Leicester.