Daniel Craig offers £10,000 to fathers strolling for suicide prevention charity | Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has donated £10,000 to a fundraising problem by three fathers who misplaced their daughters to suicide.

Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen are endeavor a 300-mile stroll in reminiscence of their daughters Sophie, Beth and Emily. The Three Dads Strolling trek will see them journey by foot between their properties in Cumbria, Higher Manchester and Norfolk respectively to lift cash for the nationwide suicide prevention charity Papyrus.

Tim Owen, Mike Palmer and Andy Airey at the beginning of a charity stroll in reminiscence of their daughters who took their very own lives. {Photograph}: Papyrus/PA

The fathers described the £10,000 donation from Craig as “implausible”, with Airey saying they have been actually happy the actor had allowed them to publicise it. “We came upon about it yesterday morning, as Mike and Tim have been travelling as much as Cumbria – we have been WhatsApping one another in a state of shock,” he instructed the Guardian.

“By the point they’d arrived, we’d received a be aware saying Daniel Craig was comfortable to have his identify connected to it, which was simply implausible – it’s a really beneficiant donation, however to truly have the one who’s the only most well-known actor on this planet in the intervening time being comfortable to assist was simply good.”

The trio set off on Saturday morning, aiming to finish the problem inside 15 days by overlaying a median of 20 miles a day. Talking over the telephone from Shap Fell in Cumbria with the primary 14 miles down, Airey mentioned that spreading consciousness of suicide was the important thing mission behind the problem.

“The vital factor is to get folks speaking about suicide prevention and introducing them to Papyrus, as a result of they’re an organisation that may assist younger folks equip themselves to take care of the darkest occasions in our lives. And so by extra folks figuring out about Papyrus, we are going to save lives.”

The fathers have written transferring tributes to their daughters, who died inside the house of three years. Sophie took her personal life simply earlier than Christmas in 2018, and Emily and Beth died in March 2020. Sophie is described as “gregarious, good enjoyable and was at all times in a position to increase a smile”, whereas Emily’s father mentioned his daughter “lived life at one million miles an hour, a free-spirit with no limits”. Palmer described Beth as “extremely widespread together with her wit and zest for all times”.

“Three Dads Strolling shouldn’t be a membership I need to belong to, however together with Andy and Tim it offers us, as fathers, a chance to battle again and possibly make a distinction,” Palmer mentioned in an announcement shared by Papyrus.

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