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ctor Daniel Craig donated £10,000 to three fathers on a charity walk in memory of their three young daughters who each took their own lives.

The group, called 3 Dads Walking, set off on a 300-mile trek on Saturday to raise awareness of the suicide prevention charity Papyrus in the hope of sparing other families the agony of losing a child.

Mr Airey, whose daughter Sophie took her own life in 2018, said: “As dads we have three different stories to tell, but each has the same tragic ending, the devastating loss of a daughter to suicide.

The three men are taking on a 300-mile trek to help a suicide prevention charity (Papyrus/PA) / PA Media

“Daniel Craig has clearly been moved by the indescribable pain we and our families are suffering and wants to help us to bring something positive out of the utter devastation of losing a child to suicide.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Daniel and every single person who has supported us so far.”

Fundraisers did not initially realise the actor had donated the money. But, because it was a large sum, the charity team traced it and were told by Daniel Craig’s management that it was from him.

Peter Holland, from Papyrus, said: “It’s been done very discreetly, it was us that traced it back to Daniel Craig rather than his management coming to us to say this is what he’s done, which makes it all the more fantastic.

The Bond star donated £10,000 to the fundraiser (Ian West/PA) / PA Wire

“He wasn’t looking for any thanks, he just wanted to make the donation to make the difference.”

From Cumbria the three fathers will head south, walking through South Lakeland and Lancashire to Mike Palmer’s home in Greater Manchester.

Mr Palmer, who lost his 17-year-old daughter Beth to suicide in March 2020, said: “3 Dads Walking is not a club I want to belong to, but along with Andy and Tim it gives us, as fathers, an opportunity to fight back and maybe make a difference.

“We hope that by linking our three homes and telling our three daughters’ very different stories we will put a spotlight on young mental health and ultimately the brutal effects of suicide.”

Beth Palmer, 17, who took her own life last year (Papyrus/PA) / PA Media

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