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Plea for volunteers

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Organisers are calling for volunteers for the 13th annual SunSmart Busselton Ironman event taking place Sunday, December 3.

Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Jodie Richards said about 1500 volunteers were needed to help run the event.

She said there were several volunteering opportunities still open including help at transition stations and assistance at the aid stations passing water and snacks to athletes.

“Busselton is one of the most successful Ironman events in the world and it’s unique in that the local community are involved in the volunteering,” she said.

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“I think there’s the perception that people have to volunteer all day but if you can volunteer for even just two or three hours, every bit helps.”

Ms Richards said the event was a fun community day with a unique team environment and all volunteers were well supported by the City of Busselton and Rio Tinto.

Ms Richards also encouraged the business community to get involved.

“This is the first year the chambers have had their own aid station,” she said.

“We’re encouraging the business community to send down representatives from their businesses to come down and see what the event is like and see it’s economic drive for the local community.”

To register as a volunteer or find out more about the SunSmart Busselton Ironman event visit vmodcui.active.com/volunteer/jobs?.

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