Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

David Smith raised £775 from 36 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 09/11/2018

raised of £600 target by 36 supporters

    Weʼve raised £775 to buy school books and equipment for children in Uganda by sponsoring Dave Smith to complete Ironman UK 2018!

    Funded on Friday, 9th November 2018

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    So 2 weeks before Christmas I received an email from Ironman UK, to say I had been entered for this year’s Ironman after volunteering as a marshal for the past 5 years!

    After I fell off my chair, it got me thinking what would it take to get to the start line.

    So the week before Christmas I swam my first length front crawl! Spent nearly every Sunday morning out on the bike and running at night when I could.

    The race is this Sunday and I have just about managed to be half ready to give it a go. My race number is 2142, if anyone is about on the course any support would be greatly appreciated.

    I have been asked if I am doing it for any charity? As my chance of completing is not good I wanted to keep it low key. However some people have said they would like to sponsor me.

    So if anyone would like to sponsor me, I will be sending any money raised to a school in Uganda where my daughter Laura taught at during her gap year 12 years ago and where she has sponsored, with the support of many family and friends, underprivileged children through primary and secondary school education.

    The school is in the middle of nowhere with very little resources. Any money raised will go straight to buy some much needed equipment for the school and children.

    I know things are tight at the moment with all the Brexit stuff, so not trying to change the world, but if you would like to make a donation this would spur me on when things get really tough.

    £5 maximum please, except a couple of friends who have always said I have no chance then you can go to £10.


    Dave Smith



    • David Smith2 years ago
      David Smith

      David Smith

      2 years ago

      A huge thank you to you all for your donations and support for Dave on the course yesterday. Dave completed the UK Ironman in an incredible 13 hours 37 minutes. Your support helped Dave to push through the pain when things got tough and he is so grateful to you all. We are so proud of you Dad. Dave Smith 'YOU ARE AN IRONMAN' The money you have all donated will make a massive difference to the children's lives in Uganda. Thank you so much. Laura (Dave's daughter)

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    David Smith started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 8/2/2018 19.35



    • Brendan Sheridan

      Brendan Sheridan

      Aug 2, 2018

      Huge congratulations Dave on your amazing achievement!Brendan & Jo


    • John and Shirley

      John and Shirley

      Jul 30, 2018

      We wish you the best of luck. An amazingly good cause


    • Jean Lang

      Jean Lang

      Jul 18, 2018

      Well done David!


    • Lynne Lang

      Lynne Lang

      Jul 18, 2018

      Fantastic effort Dave! Very well done!Nigel & Lynne Lang xx


    • Gillian Buxton

      Gillian Buxton

      Jul 17, 2018

      Well done Dave, you surprised us all on the GB!


    • Tracey & Paul

      Tracey & Paul

      Jul 16, 2018

      Well done Dave, what an achievement, had every confidence in you that you would complete it.


    • Allen Davies

      Allen Davies

      Jul 16, 2018

      Good luck Dave, rather you than me


    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    David Smith

    David Smith

    Report this Page