IronMan 2015 Charity Awards

Charitable awards to organisations from sponsorship of entrants in the Ironman

One of the great results of the Iron Man event being held in Bolton in recent years has been the steady flow of charity donations generated by the athletes involved. This morning (Wednesday 3rd August) saw the most recent donation being handed over to 'The Brain Tumour Charity' by the Rotary Club of Bolton Daybreak.

The Brain Tumour Charity (www.thebraintumourcharity.org) is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. The charity has roots going back to 1996 and aims to:-

  • fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure.
  • raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
  • provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life.
  • The attached photograph shows Clive Gardiner, President of the Rotary Club of Bolton Daybreak, donating £1,600 generated by the Iron Man athletes to Kerry Roe-Ely of the Brain Tumour Charity.

Cheque for £500 also presented to:

Our Space Our Place

A local Bolton group who run social evenings for people with learning difficulties and disabilities
including disco’s, pool, darts, air hockey, arts and crafts, pamper nights, bingo, competitions and more.
Equivalent to a youth club but for 19 years and above.


Double presentation to the Bolton Dementia Support Group

On the 31 August 2016 we presented a cheque to Bolton Dementia Support for £500 from Bolton Ironman event, along with a tablet computer donated from the club charity funds.

This local voluntry organisation does wonderful work in assisting families through a difficult time when a family member is suffering with dementia.