Swan Valley teacher on a mission for cystic fibrosis


Charlotte and her uncle Peter Bolt are preparing for the Busselton Ironman competition on December 3.
Charlotte and her uncle Peter Bolt are preparing for the Busselton Ironman competition on December 3.

SWAN Valley teacher Peter Bolt is a man on a mission.

He is undergoing a gruelling fitness regime to raise vital funds for medical research which has the potential to save the life of his 10-year-old niece.

Over 16 weeks, he is swimming, running and cycling about 260km per week to prepare for the Busselton Ironman on December 3.

Mr Bolt’s niece Charlotte has cystic fibrosis, and he said her commitment and strength to her own exhaustive medical regime was his inspiration.

“I’m 45 now, that’s a number greater than Charlotte’s life expectancy,’ he said.

“It’s brutal to put it that way but that’s the truth and the reason why I’m so keen to do this.

“I want to help find a solution and research is the key.”

Peter Bolt has sought sponsors at 1c per kilometre for his training regime and his target is 4264km, which equates to $42.64 per sponsor.

“I think this format for donating will help with my motivation and I will be grateful for any donation, but it all adds up and makes a difference,” he said.

Conquer Cystic Fibrosis is a volunteer run charity which focuses on research.

Chair Wendy Enderbrock-Brown said she had a son with CF.

“I urge the community to get behind Peter’s efforts,” she said.

“When it’s your family member battling this disease, you simply cannot accept that there’s no brighter future ahead.

“We have to keep funding the researchers who will help our kids reach old age.”

To support or follow Mr Bolt’s efforts visit Facebook’s Conquer Cystic Fibrosis page, and go to the link for his MyCause donation page.