Iron Men Bolton

Ironman 70.3 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice just got bigger...

Fundraising for Wigan and Leigh Hospice
£23,978
raised of £30,000 target
Ironman 70.3 Bolton + Manchester to Blackpool, 14 July 2024
Wigan and Leigh Hospice

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RCN 513400
We provide specialist end-of-life care to over 1,200 people every year

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UPDATE! For the Leaopards in Lycra!! - now extending their team and fundraising efforts to this weekends Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride...

This Sunday a few familiar faces from the Ironman team have gathered a few extra Leopards in Lycra to cyle the 62 miles to Blackpool from Manchester.

As if they haven't had enough already they want to continue to push for their target and encourage others along for the ride. Feel free to join their team by signing up under the team name 'Leopards In Lycra' or just keep sharing their journey to £30k.

One of our Lady Leopards sadly lost a friend this weekend. After a gruelling battle with cancer she peacfully slipped away under the care of Wigan and Leigh Hospice so this one is for her!!

You got this and we got you!! UP THE LEOPARDS!!!!

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Ironman 70.3 seemed unachievable but when you take a long hard look at what Wigan and Leigh Hospice do day in day out you would say that seemed impossible. If they can do the impossible then we can certainly do the unachievable and let them know that in times of self doubt, uncertainty, suffering and fatigue that inner strength, courage and unwavering support is a beacon for hope and success.

Ironman Bolton 70.3, if you don’t know, is a triathlon made up of a 1.2-mile (1.9km) swim course at Pennington Flash Country Park, a 56-mile (90km) bike course with two-loops through the villages of Lowton, Abram and Bickershaw before heading north towards Bolton and finally a 13.1-mile (21.1km) run course lapping around Bolton Town Centre before ascending through the scenic Queen’s Park onto Chorley New Road and hitting the iconic IRONMAN 70.3 finish line in front of Bolton Town Hall.

Our Ironmen, if you don’t know, are made up of an ex rugby player, a window cleaner, a couple of sundeckers, a strategist, an IT geek and a leopard man. What could possibly be unachievable about that?

Well we have all certainly cast doubt over our own abilities at various times throughout the journey to the start line but we are committed to what we set out to do and that is to complete the Ironman 70.3 and raise some vital support and funds for this incredible charity. There is no denying that this is an incredible ask for us physically and mentally but no more than what the hospice does every single day. We can go home at the end of the day knowing that our mission is complete but those providing care and support in the hospice are on a continual loop and we hope our support goes a little way in showing that we do appreciate and admire what you do.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice provides care and support to people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness, supporting the ‘whole needs’ of individual patients including their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Wigan and Leigh Hospice cares for more than 1200 people in the community every year admitting around 250 people every year to their inpatient unit for symptom management or end of life care as well as caring for people in their own homes. The hospice has to raise £4.4 million every year to ensure they can deliver these services to those who need them and so we are hoping to add to their funds by achieving our own goals.

So we ask kindly if you could please share our fundraising page far and wide if you have anything you could donate we would be incredibly grateful.

About the charity

Wigan and Leigh Hospice

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 513400
We provide specialist end-of-life care, and a wide range of support services, to over 1,200 people who are living with a life-limiting illness in the Wigan Borough. Many patients are cared for in their own homes, although we also care for people living in care homes and in our In-Patient Unit.

Donation summary

Total raised
£23,977.75
+ £4,435.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£22,977.75
Offline donations
£1,000.00

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