Ironman goal in sight



FROM hillbillies to beach babes, fashion played as much a role as dodgy golf swings and poor lawn bowls techniques at the 7th annual Grafton Ironman Challenge yesterday .

More than 60 teams competed, all with the aim of having a fun day out and raising money for the Westpac Rescue Life Saver Helicopter.

And with the presentation and the auction held last night, event organiser Ian Speechley said he expected the target total to be reached easily.

"It was a very successful day once again, and hopefully we can get to the $20 000 mark, which would get us to $100,000 raised over the seven years of the event," he said.

"A lot of people got dressed up for the day, just to add a bit more fun to it, which was good to see."

Mr Speechley thanked everyone who made the event possible.

"It's been another great year, and it's only through the work of local business people and sponsors that makes it easy for us to run," he said.

"The people who turn up, the sponsors and the business people in town are the ones who deserve the pat on the back."



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