Actor Daniel Craig has donated more than $13,000 to three fathers who are embarking on a 300-mile walk to raise funds for a suicide prevention charity.
Craig, appearing as James Bond in “No Time to Die,” donated the cash to the men, who established “Three Dads Walking” after their daughters took their own lives, the BBC reported.
Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen began walking Saturday, traveling between their United Kingdom homes in Cumbria, Manchester and Norfolk, the network reported.
“Allowing us to shout about it is fantastic news, especially as he’s just about the most famous film actor in the world at the moment, isn’t he?” Airey told the BBC.
Airey’s daughter died just before Christmas, according to the BBC. Palmer and Owen’s daughters died in early 2020.
The three men have raised nearly $70,000 for the charity, which provides support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, ITV reported.
Airey said they took up the challenge because they wanted to help prevent other parents and children from going through what they did.
“We’ve been thrown into this place,” Airey told the BBC. “We didn’t choose to be here, but now we’re here, we’ve got to do something with it.
“If we can help other families, let’s do it.”
“Daniel Craig has clearly been very moved by the indescribable pain which the three dads and their families continue to suffer following the tragic loss of their daughters to suicide,” a spokesperson for Papyrus told ITV. “His generosity and the kind donations from many others will help Andy, Mike and Tim to bring something positive out of the utter devastation of losing a child to suicide and enable Papyrus to continue giving hope to young people who are struggling with life.”
The men will walk about 20 miles a day and expect to finish their trek by Oct. 23, the BBC reported.
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