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Eddie, 80, sets sights on London Marathon for Children's Hospice South West

29 July 2022 Ruby Events, Fundraising

A Marshfield man will be one of the oldest to take on this year’s TCS London Marathon.

Eddie Sedgemore, who is set to celebrate his 80th birthday on August 4, will be taking on the famous road race for the fifth time on Sunday, October 2. 

He hopes to raise £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), which provides vital care for hundreds of local families at its Charlton Farm hospice in Wraxall, near Bristol. 

Eddie is no stranger to marathons or charity fundraising; this year’s London marathon will be the 15th time he has taken on the 26.2-mile distance. He is also a Guinness World Record holder, having recorded the fastest journey from Land’s End to John O'Groats on a push scooter in 2001.

I had learnt about CHSW’s services at their supporter coffee morning at St Michael’s Church, Bath a few years back.

However, it has not been all plain sailing for Eddie, who broke his hip in August 2020 during a bicycle accident. Determined, he is back to doing what he loves and said that his accident has not affected his physical activities.

CHSW Bath area fundraiser Heidi Roberts said:

It is great to have him running the London Marathon in aid of CHSW to raise much needed funds and we appreciate all the awareness he is also raising for us in the Bath area. Happy Birthday Eddie!

You can click here to sponsor Eddie or visit for more information about CHSW, or to learn more about how you can support the charity.