Former trustee attempts world record run to raise money for Cost of Living Fund

6 June 2022

Former Smallwood trustee, Simeon (Sim) Foreman, is attempting a Guinness World Record for the fastest half marathon dressed as a male Badminton player, with all money raised going to our Cost of Living Fund.

Sim, a founder and club secretary of the Malvern Buzzards Running Club, will have to sport full badminton whites, sweatbands and indoor badminton shoes whilst carrying a badminton racket, shuttlecock and carrying at least four rackets in a single strap bag on his back at all times.

Sim has chosen to raise money for Smallwood’s Cost of Living Fund which was created in response to the Trust receiving a huge increase in women requesting support to help with rising costs, such as energy bills, fuel prices, food and basic essentials.
Read more on the Cost of Living Fund here.

This won’t be the first time that Sim has set a Guinness World Record having been part of a team that set the record for the biggest space hopper dance - bouncing along to Buddy Holly’s “Driving along in my automobile” in a hanger at Silverstone.

The former trustee said, “the rise in living costs has made Smallwood’s work in supporting women more important than ever, which is why I’m using this opportunity to raise as much money and awareness as I can. All donations and support can help make a huge difference to a woman who is struggling at this time.”

Sim’s latest record attempt takes place on 12th June at Cheltenham and he also plans to raise even more money for Smallwood by running in the Endurance Life Gower Ultra later in the year. You can donate money to all Sim’s fundraising runs for Smallwood by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/f/endurance-life-gower-ultra-5-november-2022?qid=8ad987ef27e3f87caaf19efc2b5acbdc

You can also follow Sim’s progress on Instagram by following @simbuzzard.

Everyone at Smallwood would like to thank ‘Sim Buzzard’ for his attempts to raise money for our Cost of Living Fund and we wish him the best of luck with his world record attempt.

If you would like to contact us with any fundraising ideas then please email: rosielearmonth@smallwoodtrust.org.uk