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BarbersRide cheque presentation with Make-A-Wish CEO

Posted on December 07, 2021 by Captain P. Fawcett

Chief Executive of Children’s Charity Make-A-Wish visits Captain Fawcett Ltd in King’s Lynn for the presentation of a cheque for £20K, raised by BarbersRide 2021

BarbersRide 2021 Cheque Presentation to Make-A-Wish


This week, Kings Lynn’s Captain Fawcett Ltd (manufacturer, supplier and purveyor of simply 'First Class Gentlemen’s Grooming Requisites’) was most pleased to welcome Jason Suckley, Chief Executive of the charity Make-A-Wish, to the company HQ in King’s Lynn, West Norfolk. Richie Finney, founder and owner of Captain Fawcett Ltd presented Mr Suckley with a cheque for £20K, monies raised during the 2021 road trip BarbersRide, undertaken in support of Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish Chief Executive Jason Suckley said: We are hugely grateful to BarbersRide and all those who have supported their brilliantly unique way of fundraising for Make-A-Wish over the past three years. All monies raised will help us with our ambitious mission to light up the lives of every child in the UK who has a critical condition, by granting their wish. From the moment they are diagnosed, the joy of childhood is often brought to an abrupt end while treatment, medical appointments and worry take over. It cant be underestimated how powerful a wish can be in bringing light and joy to those children, as well as their loved ones, creating positive moments and cherished memories that have a lasting impact on all their lives.”
Richie Finney, West Norfolk Champion and owner of Captain Fawcett Ltd is one of the founding members and a key sponsor of BarbersRide, an annual road trip adventure. The ride brings barbers and bikers together on a journey of camaraderie and common purpose. In 2021 the route followed an epic 1,671 miles on a 5 day ride in August, across the glorious Scottish Highlands, down into the welcoming embrace of Northern England.
Richie, a most knowledgable and avid motorcycle collector, with many years of international road-trip experience, is a keen supporter and has ridden in BarbersRide for the last five years whilst flying the flag for West Norfolk.
BarbersRide have supported Make-A-Wish since 2019, saying: “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 so that children from each region could benefit – Make-A-Wish were the perfect organisation to partner with. We even managed to ride in mid-pandemic 2020, observing social distancing, and gaining incredible support from our sponsors, our riders, the barbers and barbershops and of course the guests at every event.”
Past Rides have raised substantial donations for The Lion’s Barber Collective plus London’s Great Ormond Street and Liverpool’s Alder Hey children’s hospitals.

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