Sponsors sought for NZ triathlon bid

PHUKET: Island resident Les Bird, a former police commander in Hong Kong, will take part in the gruelling New Zealand Ironman Triathlon and is seeking sponsors to help raise money for Laguna Phuket’s Tsunami Recovery Fund.

The race takes place March 5 and comprises a 3.8-km swim, 180-km cycle race and full-length marathon. Mr Bird hopes to complete the course in 15 hours, and to raise a million baht in the process.

Last December, Mr Bird organized Phuket’s first children’s triathalon. He also raised some 450,000 baht for the LifeHome Project through his participation in the Gold Coast marathon in Australia.

Those wishing to donate can do so by visiting www.lagunaphuket.com/tsunamifund

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Donors are asked to specify that they are doing so in support of the Ironman Triathlon so that they can be informed of how their donations are spent.

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