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‘Feeling adventurous?’ Conservative donors offered chance to join Iain Duncan Smith for Iron Man race

PUBLISHED: 12:34 10 February 2015

Ian Duncan Smith, Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green.

Ian Duncan Smith, Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green.

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Conservative donors were offered the chance to join Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith for a gruelling 10K Iron Man challenge in an exclusive silent auction.

The secretary of state for work and pensions offered the opportunity for the lucky winner to join him for an “action-packed” race at the gala evening at the five-star Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair last night (Monday).

Guests paid up to £15,000 for a table at the event, with the party auctioning off items including a shoe-shopping trip with home secretary Theresa May, budget papers signed by chancellor George Osborne and a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher.

A description of the Redbridge MP’s entry read: “Feeling adventurous? Join Iain Duncan Smith in this mini Iron Man style ‘Endeavour’.

“This 10km course will be action-packed, suitable for endurance race veterans or competitors who are looking for a challenge.

“You will encounter hills, woods, streams, hedges and hay bales as you seek the finish line in a bid to beat your team mate.”


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