Kings Lynn company ‘Captain Fawcett’ helps raise over £15K for Children’s Charity with BarbersRide 2019

Kings Lynn’s Captain Fawcett, purveyor & manufacturer of simply ‘First Class Gentleman’s Grooming Requisites’ has been flying the flag for West Norfolk by taking part in an epic five-day motorcycle journey the length and breadth of England raising funds for a most marvellous national children’s charity.

On the 11th August a fine fellowship of mad-cap adventurers, united by their passion for bikes and barbering, set off on a mission to support Make-A-Wish which turns the dreams of seriously ill children into extraordinary real-life magic. 

Completing a hat trick, the third BarbersRide was an absolute triumph, with funds racing past the target to reach over £15,000 - and more donations are still coming in. Huzzah!

Owner of Captain Fawcett Richie Finney, who was elected King’s Lynn Business Person of the Year in 2019 and is a West Norfolk Champion, is one of the founding members and a key sponsor of BarbersRide. An annual road trip adventure bringing industry leaders, barbers and bikers together on a journey of camaraderie and merry mayhem.  By day taking to the highway in all manner of wild and wonderful British weather, each evening features an intimate seminar hosted by some of the most prestigious names in the barbering world, followed by legendary after parties with live music, auctions for superb sporting memorabilia and food and drinks to revive spirits.

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.

In 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.”

Register interest for 2020:

Key Sponsors:  

  • Captain Fawcett
  • Reuzel
  • American Crew
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Hard Grind
  • Barbicide

Associate Sponsors:

  • Wahl
  • PandCo
  • Rok Soba
  • Soccer Speaker

Host Hotel Provider:

  • Travelodge

Media Partner:

  • Barber Evo.

Seminar details:

  • Simon and Lesley Yates at Speakeasy Barbershop, Rainhill Liverpool
  • Paul Taylor-Clinch, James Beaumont and Loz Schiavio at Black Sails Barbershop, Bath
  • Baldy and Wez Jones at Baldy Barbers, Aylesbury
  • Pauly Harmer and Haydn Woodrow at Norwich Harley-Davidson
  • Joth Davies and Christian Wiles at Savills Barbershop, Sheffield
  • Carley Cardle and Simon Shaw at Ruger Barbers, Lytham St Anne’s
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