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Joint Rotary Club Presentation

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Ironman UK Bolton 2015

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Rotary Club of Bolton le Moors, District 1285
Rotary Club of Bolton, District 1285
Rotary Club of Bolton Daybreak, District 1285
Rotary Club of Bolton Lever, District 1285
Rotary Club of Horwich, District 1285
Rotary Club of Middleton, District 1285
Rotary Club of Radcliffe, District 1285
Rotary Club of Turton, District 1285
Rotary Club of Westhoughton, District 1285




Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton


1 October 2015


Roy Gibbins - Rotary Co-Ordinator for IronKids at Ironman UK 2015 and Secretary RC Bolton le Moors

Jacqueline Mason - Project Manager Kidz2ether

John Byrne [far left] - Councillor and Vice Chairman Culture & Youth Policy Development Group, Bolton Council

Dan James [kneeling] - Race Director Ironman UK

also Theo Lindley aged seven, Joseph Kearney aged ten and Daniel Cullen aged eight

plus members of the Rotary team of volunteers [l-r at rear]

Avis Gibbins - Rotary Volunteer

Paul Wightman - President Elect RC Bolton le Moors

John Moutrie - President RC Westhoughton

Rebecca Harrison - Immediate Past President RC Bolton Lever

Jean Turton - President RC Bolton


Photograph courtesy The Bolton News.

Additional Info

Nine Bolton Rotary clubs came together to provide volunteers to help organise and run IronKids 2015. In total 67 volunteers, co-ordinated by Roy Gibbins of the Rotary Club of Bolton le Moors, put in over 260 man hours over three days. In recognition of this effort Ironman UK gave Rotary 1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.


The Rotary clubs chose Kidz2ether a small local charity who organise special activities for children with autistic spectrum disorder. Ironman provided the three children who attended the presentation with green IronKids T shirts as worn by all the event entrants plus enough to take back to all their friends who were unable to attend.

IronKids took place on the Saturday before the Ironman UK event. This year a record 2,500 3-15years olds took part making it the largest IronKids event in the world.

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