The charity was set up after Max, a friend of Barney’s, tragically passed away at the age of 16 after suffering with depression. The MWMT is committed to helping people of all ages, but especially young adults, who are suffering with their mental health, by direct funding initiatives and programs.
“Whilst also being for an extremely important cause, this ride is also very exciting for us, as lifelong local friends who played rugby together from the age of 5.” says Barney and Luke. “As well as this, Max too was a keen rugby player, representing his school on numerous occasions. We are trying to highlight the importance of people speaking out when they are struggling – if we can complete such a difficult challenge, it really puts into perspective just how easy it is simply to ask for help.
“We would really appreciate any donation – whatever the amount – to support this amazing charity.”
The ambitious 1,400-mile charity bike ride between the rugby stadiums of all of the original teams in the Five Nations tournament – France, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England will be completed within two weeks. Barney and Luke are aiming to raise as much money as possible for the Max Windle Memorial Trust and supporters can donate to the cause here: www.justgiving.com