RAIN had no chance of stopping play at a wet and wild weekend fundraising event.

To mark the 30th anniversary of Ulverston Mind, the mental health charity organised a ‘Total Knockout’ inspired event to help raise money for the group.

In spite of driving rain and cold conditions more than 300 people came to Ford Park on Sunday, ready to take on the elements and a giant inflatable assault course.

Jane Gordon, CEO of Ulverston Mind and event organiser, said: “After the weekend I am totally exhausted. I feel like I did the course myself.

“It was absolutely fantastic. The weather was not great, but every volunteers that said they were going to came, and every team turned up. Every one that said they were going to be there was there.”

In total 16 teams of people dressed in weird and wacky costumes travelled to Ford Park, in Ulverston to take part. The chilly wind and rain made the assault course harder than anticipated to traverse, but, Mrs Gordon said battling against the elements only strengthened the sense of achievement when the competitors crossed the finish line.

So far, close to £2,500 has been raised the the event, with more expected to come through from the team’s sponsors.

With the success of the event, both in terms of money raised and the number of participants, Mrs Gordon is confident the event will return even bigger and better for 2019.

She said: “For the team, we think Ulverston might just have gotten another festival for its calendar, at the least another event.”