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Damian Lewis Completes 50km Bike Ride For Ride4Hugo

Riding To Raise Money in Memory of Hugo and Helen

by Gingersnap | | June 5, 2022

Today Damian, family and friends participated in a ride campaign to raise money and awareness for four charities that played a big part in Hugo (nephew) and Helen’s lives. In 2021 Ride4Hugo raised over £97,000 and they are back for 2022 with three big challenges to continue raising money for Sir HvH Arts Foundation (The McCrory Award), Place2Be, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Please donate here to add to their collection pot! View more photos of the event in our gallery here.


On May 1, 2022, two of Hugo’s school friends, Harry Dayus and James Gilroy ran the Birmingham Half-Marathon.

On June 5, 2022 – the last day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend – friends and family of Hugo and Helen completed a bike ride (48 or 101km) through the beauty Wiltshire countryside.

Finally, in July 2022, Hugo’s brother and Helen’s nephew, Tom, will be riding over 2,100km and climbing over 22,000m from The National Theatre in London to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. July:

Ride4Hugo’s Charity Partners:

HVH Arts – Helen was the patron of HvH Arts. HvH works with young people providing them with the inspiration and tools to develop lifelong artistic passions. Proceeds will go toward funding The McCrory Award.

Place2Be – Mental health was something that was very close to Hugo, he battled through is own issues and not only came out stronger but set about raising awareness and money for this issue.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) – It is thanks to the amazing work of the crew of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance that Hugo’s parents got a chance to say goodbye to him. They rely solely on public contributions, at £3,000 a mission they need everything they can get to keep flying and saving lives.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance – It is thanks to the incredible work of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance that Minna (Hugo’s girlfriend) not only survived the car accident but has no life changing injuries. Dorset and Somerset are there when people need them the most.

The Ride4Hugo crew thanks all of you for your generous support. For more information contact the Ride4Hugo team at or visit their website here.