British actor and R&B experimenter Raleigh Ritchie, best known by fans of « Game of Thrones » as Gray Worm, has announced on Twitter his intention to cross the Moroccan Sahara aboard a mini-motorcycle starting January 2018. A trip that he will not do alone, as he will be accompanied by several friends, including his « homie » Nicholas Hoult, best known for playing Beast in the « X-Men » films.
Me and the homies @NicholasHoult, @Itscarlosjnr, @GeorgeAshwell, @D4inton & @MarkPizey are riding 1000km across the Moroccan desert on TINY BIKES in support of @theCALMzone and we need your help! Please sponsor us. IT’S CHRISTMAS 🎅🏽 https://t.co/hRqUkDivhv
— Raleigh Ritchie (@RaleighRitchie) December 5, 2017
The group of friends will depart from a secret location for the week-long trip on 31 December (the team have dubbed themselves the Moroccan Rollaz). Their inspiration doesn’t merely lie on the beautiful landscapes of Moroccan desert but for a good cause.
Indeed, the trip will aim to support Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a British association that fights against mental distress and men’s suicide. « Suicide is the leading cause of death among men under 45 in the UK, » said the actor in a statement.
A donation campaign has also been launched, and has so far collected £ 3,370 on the £ 10,000 (nearly MAD 130,000) .