Lollipop Parent to Compete in Ironman Wales!

On 12th September Luke Zwalf will be competing in Ironman Wales. The race includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon! Before this takes place he will kick-start his fundraising at York College in June where he will be cycling the 112 miles on a static bike in the college atrium and his colleagues will take it in turns to compete against him! All this is to raise funds and awareness for Lollipop for which we are extremely proud and grateful!

Here Luke talks about why he has chosen this challenge and to fundraise for Lollipop:


“Lollipop were one of the first charities who supported us when Freya was born profoundly deaf in 2006. As a York based charity we were able to easily attend sessions and their support through the early months and years of squealing hearing aids to the operations for cochlear implants and to Freya’s first years in a mainstream school have all been invaluable. As a now confident, resilient, fiercely determined 15 year old who makes us proud each and every day, she is almost oblivious to any impairment and without question some of that is due to Lollipop”.


We will follow Luke’s training and post updates on our website as the events get closer. To sponsor Luke in this amazing challenge you can donate to his Virgin Money Giving page and share this link with your friends and family. If you’d like to check out the course Luke will be swimming/cycling/running follow this link to Ironman Wales


Good luck Luke, we are all behind you!

Watch out for updates on Luke’s training and fundraising over the coming months!