James Bond star Daniel Craig has “discreetly” donated £10,000 to 3 fathers on a 300-mile charity stroll in reminiscence of their three younger daughters, who every took their very own lives.
Craig, who final week stated farewell to the position of James Bond with the discharge of No Time To Die, “wasn’t in search of any thanks” with the gesture and simply needed to make a distinction, in keeping with suicide prevention charity Papyrus.
Andy Airey from Cumbria, Mike Palmer from Larger Manchester, and Tim Owen from Norfolk stated the donation from the 53-year-old British actor was a welcome shock.
The fathers, referred to as 3 Dads Strolling, set off on a 300-mile trek on Saturday to boost consciousness about Papyrus, with the intention of serving to to forestall different households from going by the agony of dropping a toddler.
“As dads we’ve got three totally different tales to inform, however every has the identical tragic ending, the devastating lack of a daughter to suicide,” stated Mr Airey, whose daughter Sophie took her personal life in 2018.
“Daniel Craig has clearly been moved by the indescribable ache we and our households are struggling, and desires to assist us to carry one thing Positive out of the utter devastation of dropping a toddler to suicide.”
Mr Airey continued: “We would wish to say a giant thanks to Daniel and each single one who has supported us to this point.
“We won’t thanks sufficient, and each penny we increase on each step of our journey will assist to save lots of younger people who find themselves combating life.”
Peter Holland, from Papyrus, stated: “It has been performed very discreetly, it was us that traced it again to Daniel Craig somewhat than his administration coming to us to say that is what he is performed, which makes it all of the extra incredible.
“He wasn’t in search of any thanks, he simply needed to make the donation to make the distinction.”
The trio will head south from Cumbria and stroll by South Lakeland, in addition to Lancashire, to Mr Palmer’s residence in Larger Manchester.
Mr Palmer misplaced his 17-year-old daughter Beth to suicide in March 2020.
“3 Dads Strolling is just not a membership I need to belong to, however together with Andy and Tim it offers us, as fathers, a chance to combat again and possibly make a distinction,” he stated.
“We hope that by linking our three houses and telling our three daughters’ very totally different tales, we are going to put a highlight on younger psychological well being and in the end the brutal results of suicide.”
After leaving Larger Manchester, the three Dads Strolling will proceed southeast by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire earlier than arriving at Mr Owen’s household residence in King’s Lynn.
Mr Owen, who misplaced his 19-year-old daughter Emily in March 2020, stated: “I strongly consider that in a second of darkness my daughter made a incorrect choice. Two minutes earlier, or later, it might have been totally different.
“Had she simply taken time to assume or to talk to somebody, her choice and my household’s lives can be on one other path. As a substitute, she determined she might not go on, abandoning a devastating ripple impact on her household and pals.”
The group is planning to finish their problem in 15 days, averaging 20 miles a day.
They hope to complete on 23 October.