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King's Lynn's Captain Fawcett business plays key role in raising £15,000 for children's charity


By Julie Graham, Business Editor


Lynn's Captain Fawcett gentlemen's grooming business has played a key role in raising thousands of pounds for a children's charity.

Owner of the Friesian Way firm Richie Finney, who was named Business Person of the Year in this year's Mayor's Business Awards, is one of the founding members and a main sponsor of BarbersRide.

This is the third year the annual event has taken place which brings together a team of riders passionate about motorbikes and barbering.

Riders at the Speakeasy Barbershop, Rainhill, Liverpool. Richie Finney is pictured on far left. Picture: Iain Crockart
Riders at the Speakeasy Barbershop, Rainhill, Liverpool. Richie Finney is pictured on far left. Picture: Iain Crockart

In August they set off on an epic five-day journey around England to raise money for Make-A-Wish, which turns the dreams of seriously ill children into extraordinary real-life magic.

This resulted in funds exceeding the target of £15,000. Donations can still be made by visiting the fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/barbersride-2019

The annual road trip brings together industry leaders, barbers and bikers together, taking to the highways by day and in the evenings attending seminars hosted by some of the most prestigious names in the barbering world.

Rider dismount for a breather on their charity trip around Britain. Picture: Iain Crockart (16025297)
Rider dismount for a breather on their charity trip around Britain. Picture: Iain Crockart (16025297)

Past rides have raised over £20,000 for The Lion’s Barber Collective along with London’s Great Ormond Street and Liverpool’s Alder Hey children’s hospitals.

A spokesman for 2019 BarbersRide said: “Make-A-Wish grants special wishes for sick children when they are most in need and bring positivity and happiness in times of distress.

"We really wanted to work with a national children’s charity this year so that children from each region could benefit – Make-A-Wish were the perfect organisation to partner with and we’ve had incredible support from our sponsors, riders, barbers and the barbershops who hosted seminars and, of course, the guests who attended each event.”



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