Sport Relief a success at Olympic Park

Thousands participated in this weekend’s Sport Relief at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, choosing to raise money in the official run, swim or cycle.

Blackout worked alongside Progress Productions to supply and install two Prolyte H30V PA towers in the Sport Relief Event Village. Loudspeakers clusters were hung that updated spectators on fundraising efforts and event updates throughout the day. Truss was also supplied to construct the south gantry providing a VIP walk-in entrance to the Village.

The event was led by celebrities including Danny Dyer and Radio 1’s Greg James, and attracted more than 10,000 participants.

“With a short lead time it was paramount the load-in happened swiftly and seamlessly,” said Kevin Monks, Blackout’s director. “With the Olympic legacy of the venue at the forefront of our minds, our highly skilled team worked hard to match the aspirations of the event organisers. It was a pleasure to be involved with a fantastic charity event, particularly on such a record-breaking year.”

Spectators had the chance to test out their football skills at the West Ham FC Hub, attempt a series of Guinness World Record titles, fly through the air on Fitbit-sponsored zipwires, work up a sweat on movement-activated energy floors in Sure’s Skipping Arena and try more than 15 new sports in the sporting venue.