Banelec Sponsor It's a Knockout

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Banelec Sponsor It's a Knockout

This summer Banelec are sponsoring It’s a Knockout in memory of Managing Director, Dean Banner’s nephew Daniel Banner, who sadly passed away Easter 2017.

Daniel was like any other cheeky, clever, caring, mischievous 12-year-old boy; fit and healthy until he became ill at the end of January 2017, when he appeared to have a chest infection and was treated accordingly. However, following a lack of response to treatment he was admitted to Russells Hall hospital on 12th February; and moved to Stoke when his health continued to deteriorate; where he was put on an oscillator but again without responding as expected.

He was then transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and initially put on lung bypass and then heart and lung bypass.  During this time, it was discovered that Daniel had Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) and began chemotherapy alongside his other treatments. Unfortunately, the lymphoma attacked his lungs and took away his ability to breath. The family sadly lost Daniel on Easter Sunday, 16th April 2017, just 11 weeks after first becoming ill.

Since Daniel’s passing, family and friends have raised over £18,000 in his memory, which has been donated to a variety of causes.

It’s a Knockout will take place at The Kingswinford School, on Saturday 8th June 2019, the gates will open at 09:30am, with the children’s event starting at 10.30 am and the adults beginning at approximately 1.00pm.  The event will run until approximately 4.30 pm.

This will be the second year the event has taken place, following its huge success last summer when it raised £6,161.20 profit.

To read more about Daniel’s story, become a sponsor or to enter the event visit: