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Charity challenge for funeral firm’s birthday

Rosedale Funeral Home firm aims to mark its 10th anniversary this year with a Ten for Ten fundraising scheme to amass £10,000 for 10 charities.

And Anne Beckett-Allen, co-founder of the Norfolk-based firm, has set herself a daunting personal schedule – to attempt the Three Peaks challenge for a second time, do a 400-mile ‘Lap of Anglia’ cycle, and run 10 marathons.

“We thought it would be nice to do something really special to mark our 10th anniversary, and this challenge seemed to fit the bill,” said Anne.

“We have organised various fundraising events but people kept asking me to set a personal challenge.

“After much thought I decided to attempt the Three Peaks challenge again. I have attempted this before, but failed to complete within the coveted 24-hour cut off, so it’s kind of unfinished business for me. I’ll be accompanied on the climbs by my sister-in-law, who is recovering from cancer, so that challenge will raise funds for a charity supporting cancer patients.

“I’ve also signed up to complete a 400-mile cycle ‘Lap of Anglia’ for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and then run 10 marathons in aid of the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children – a charity that is really close to my heart, as our family have hosted children affected by Chernobyl’s fallout for eight years and have witnessed firsthand the difference that the charity makes to these children."

Rosedale Funeral Home was launched in Diss and now has five further funeral homes in Attleborough, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Wymondham. 

Anne (above right) is pictured with husband Simon, son Thomas and daughter Victoria.

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