Anghus Weightman

Fastest known marathon dressed as a Funeral Director

Fundraising for Hospice UK
raised of £5,000 target
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
Hospice UK

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RCN 1014851
We fight for hospice care to support all who need it, now and forever


I have been a Funeral Director for the last 14 years and have decided to run the London Marathon dressed in my full uniform including top hat 😄.

I have applied to Guinness World Records in the hope that they might accept me, but if they don’t, I will run as the “Fastest known Funeral Director in full uniform over marathon distance”.

I am hoping to raise funds for Hospice UK and to raise awareness, especially for their Dying Matters campaign. Over the years I have spoken with thousands of families about their loved ones and so often they are unaware of what they should be planning to honour someone’s wishes.

I also have so many people come to talk to me about what they want - how they want their life celebrated and not mourned.

Death is very final but it shouldn’t be hidden away. We should talk about our wishes and our beliefs, about birth and death. The people you love are the ones that have to piece together a funeral based on guesses not wishes. This is an area I feel passionately about after seeing so many families not knowing where to start with what their loved one would have wanted.

I would be really grateful for any donation, big or little, and please do feel free to share my just giving page to spread the word!

About the charity

Hospice UK

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RCN 1014851
Hospice care eases the physical and emotional pain of death and dying. Letting people focus on living, right until the end. But too many people miss out on this essential care. Hospice UK fights for hospice care for all who need it, for now and forever.

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