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James Bond star Daniel Craig pledges thousands to West Norfolk dad's 300 mile walk challenge




James Bond actor Daniel Craig has made a significant donation to three grieving fathers, including one from West Norfolk, who set off on a 300 mile charity walk tomorrow.

Tim Owen, Mike Palmer and Andy Airey are setting out on a 300 mile charity cross-country from Cumbria and Tim will be making his way back home to Lynn.

Mr Owen remarked on his facebook page how fantastic it was that the Bond actor has donated £10,000 to the suicide prevention charity, Papyrus that they are raising awareness and funds for.

Daniel Craig.No Time To Die.Photo credit: Nicola Dove ©2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.. (51742648)
Daniel Craig.No Time To Die.Photo credit: Nicola Dove ©2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.. (51742648)

A post on the charity's own Facebook page said today: "We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Daniel Craig for donating £10,000 to Papyrus for 3 Dads Walking.

"Your incredible donation means that we can continue to save young lives.

"What an amazing way to send Tim, Andy and Mike on their way as they start their 300-mile walk tomorrow, in memory of their daughters, Emily, Sophie and Beth."

TIm Owen will be walking for the charity for prevention of suicide in young people. This donation from Daniel Craig will make a significant difference. (52059201)
TIm Owen will be walking for the charity for prevention of suicide in young people. This donation from Daniel Craig will make a significant difference. (52059201)

Emily Owen, who was 19, died in March last year, days after attempting to take her own life.

The trio, known as 3 Dads Walking, are walking from Mr Airey's home in Cumbria through Lancashire and Greater Manchester, where Mr Palmer lives, before heading south-east through five more counties – Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire – to reach West Norfolk.

The walk is due to start tomorrow and finish on October 23.

Tim Owen with fellow members of 3 Dads Walking Mike Palmer and Andy Airey (51870468)
Tim Owen with fellow members of 3 Dads Walking Mike Palmer and Andy Airey (51870468)

A spokesperson for the charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide said: "Our PAPYRUS fundraising team spotted the donation and contacted Mr Craig’s management who confirmed the donation and gave us permission to share the news of his generosity.

“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.

“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.”

Emily Owen. (42880085)
Emily Owen. (42880085)

Visit here to donate.

Daniel Craig pledges £10,000 to local King's Lynn man charity walk. (52057671)
Daniel Craig pledges £10,000 to local King's Lynn man charity walk. (52057671)


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