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WWTW Staff and Supporters Speak to Eddie Izzard about Marathon Feat

This month, actor and comedian Eddie Izzard undertook an incredible New Year’s resolution - ‘A Run for Hope’ - to usher in the new year


Only 3 days to go until Eddie Izzard completes her monumental feat of running a marathon every day whilst raising vital funds for charities, including Walking With The Wounded.

This month, actor and comedian Eddie Izzard undertook an incredible New Year’s resolution - ‘A Run for Hope’ - to usher in a new year and a new future, encouraging people all over Europe and around the world to help ‘Make Humanity Great Again’. As well as running a full marathon every day, Eddie also performed a stand-up comedy gig every evening. The whole ‘Run For Hope’ challenge and the stand-up shows was streamed live online to a global audience around the world at eddieizzard.com

Eddie has always had a fascination with the military and even considered joining the armed forces before pursuing a career in comedy and acting.

“I wanted to be in the Forces when I was kid…I was a cadet…I [planned] to do the three years at university [and] get paid for it as a Second Lieutenant… I thought in a very military way, very strategic. So, the plan was [to join] the Marines or Paras then try and get into the Special Forces.”  - Eddie Izzard



As part of the campaign, Eddie spoke to a number of WWTW Ambassadors, beneficiaries, staff and supporters to find out about who we are, what we do and our impact. Guest speakers included:

·        WWTW beneficiary, Shaun

·        Levison Wood

·        Nick Knowles

·        WWTW CEO, Fergus Williams

·        WWTW Head of Income, Joel Oxberry

·        OP-REGEN Project Manager, Scott Briggs

·        And Brian, Sean, Dave and Luke from the Grenadier Walk of Oman team.


Eddie has shown extraordinary determination to help raise money for the cause. What outlandish idea could you do for the cause? Get in touch today!