On 21 June 2020, Craig Spider Richards and his uncles did a charity cycle for Daddyless Daughters and SolaceWomensAid. The fundraiser went from London to Bournemouth and back.
Daddyless Daughters raise awareness about grooming and exploitation. They also provide brave spaces for young women to share their stories. Solace offers free advice and support to women and children in London to build safe and strong lives.
Did you know that …”calls to London police rise by a tenth during lockdown – abuse by current partners and family members increased significantly – by 8.5% and 16.4% respectively.” Source: the Twitter account of SolaceWomensAid
Craig told us, “The charity ride was arranged with me and my uncles. We were doing a lot of cycling each weekend. And then we decided that we wanted to do a cycle for charity.
I got in touch with Daddyless Daughters. We spoke about it and, kind of narrowed down exactly what we do in a charity for, and then between us Daddyless Daughters, and the Lions Boxing Club. we arranged the event and we set the day.
We knew that every Father’s Day, me and my uncles and my dad, we always, we used to do London to Brighton bike ride, which was cancelled this year. So we set up our own event with daddy daughters, and we cycled London to Bournemouth, which was double the amount of miles. And, yeah, we set a target and we made the hours we wanted. The event went very well.”
Plus over on Twitter, Craig tweeted:
“Massive thank you to everyone who got involved and came out to the event yesterday! 115miles done and a Massive shout out to @daddyless_daughters what tremendous job you lot done massive shout to @lions_of_judah_boxing_academy and byron & jazz also for getting behind this event. Well done to all the riders yesterday @ry2793 @mattpullanpt my uncle glen and my uncle Paul and my dad @rayrichards97 was a pleasure cycling with you on fathers day!! Also thanks to everyone who donated to the charity also, really appreciate it!!”