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Weʼre raising £600 to buy school books and equipment for children in Uganda by sponsoring Dave Smith to complete Ironman UK 2018!

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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.


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  • David Smith1 month ago
    David Smith

    David Smith

    1 month 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)

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  • 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


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