Story

5 Days... 55 miles... One Lonely Knight.
lonelyknight.com 

Greetings, wonderful people!

The 23rd April is St Georges Day!

The 29th April is the Royal Wedding in Westminster!

This knight in shining and 'orribly heavy armour will be waving a fond farewell to the town of Worthing this St Georges Day, and marching in full medieval clobber up to the capital over 55 miles away to cast a rose, (from The Rose and Crown in Worthing) before the carriage carrying the happy couple - the Crown (Geddit? see what I did there? clever eh?) as they wave to the millions of adoring subjects.

Heavy Knight

The walk, in full chain and plate armour weighing in at over four million Kilos (give or take), will take 5 days, walking for around 6 hours per day, plus time added on for the slaying of any dragons I happen across on the journey. 

I will be seeking refuge and refreshment at random establishments on the way, armed only with a smile, English charm and a good cause (besides the 3 foot fearsome sword) to win enough grub to keep me alive and enough booze to keep me refreshed.

The Knight drags on...

To make matters worse, I will be dragging a treasure chest behind me, which will be getting heavier every mile I walk due to the gold coins which I hope the people of England will be casting into it...

Please, please donate your groats and gold to the wonderful Chestnut Tree House (That's Groats. no goats please - their horns get stuck in the letter box), the only children's hospice in our area, by clicking on the link below.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Good Knight

Raising money for

Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice

Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice

Charity Registration No. 256789

Chestnut Tree House, the only children's hospice in Sussex, cares for life-limited children and young adults aged 0-19, and provides support for their families.

Donations 150

windmill.png

Well Done Colin, what an achievement.....Paul & Donna x x x x

Donation by Donna Gorringe on 08/06/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Well done Colin, your told me at the David lloyd that you were going to walk to the wedding as a knight, congratulations on making it. Jenny

Donation by Jennifer Carroll on 26/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

flower.png

Sir Colin, Saw you on telly and thought "what a noble chap". Really impressed with you buddy. Well done you! xx

Donation by Phil & Abby Allen on 18/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

beer.png

Hi Colin We had a chat over my garden wall in leatherhead. What a wonderful effort.Deserves a Knighthood. Hope blisters have healed. Tony Hierons

Donation by tony hierons on 13/05/11

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

windmill.png

My son and I passed you on the way to pre-school in Southwater, you were a delight to see and made our day. Very well done!

Donation by Jacqui Ross on 12/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Horsham FB update on you reminded me to donate too. Great achievement, and on the Royal Wedding coverage too - the stuff of legends!

Donation by Joanne Bull on 11/05/11

£10.00

windmill.png

Horsham FB page reminded me I hadn't donated yet! Well done :)

Donation by Alison Nickells on 11/05/11

windmill.png

Well done Colin we saw you when we were having our outside Church Service in Findon Valley great achievement. Allen & Jill

Donation by Allen Cluer on 08/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Saw your interview on the TV, congratulations a great achievement for charity.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Well done colin we were so pleased to see you at the palace on Friday

Donation by Chris & Mike Woodcock on 03/05/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

beer.png

Colin I was so moved by your actions as a true knight, fighting the hard fight for your charity. congratulations from "across the pond"!

Donation by Karen Smith Provenzano on 02/05/11

Donation by Barbara Morgan on 02/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Well Done!

Donation by David Coleman on 02/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Well done Colin - chivalrous, valient, courteous - knightly indeed. Best wishes for your cause from Melbourne, Australia

Donation by Janet Baker on 02/05/11

beer.png

'orribly fine work ! I saw you on the BBC news here in Moscow. Great job ! PS. St George is the saint of Moscow as well as England.

Donation by Matthew Waite on 01/05/11

£5.00

windmill.png

Well done, saw you on the TV, hope your feet get better soon. Christine, Mike (Owen Electrical)

Donation by Christine Broomfield on 01/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Good effort, Colin! Thank you for raising money for these special groups.

Donation by Cheryl Heuton on 30/04/11

£30.00

bottle.png

Saw you on the BBC during THE wedding. Was able to search the internet to donate. Great effort! Congrats from Ft. Worth, Texas, US

Donation by Karen Johnson on 30/04/11

£10.00

smiley-lone.png

My son met you in the Thomas a Becket pub on St Georges Day and we have followed you online since. We cheered when we saw you on TV! Fantastic job!

Donation by Mary Pirie on 30/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Colin - This is 'Morden Chris' well done mate. Photos were e-mailed to 'The Squire', couldn't work out how to upload them to your site

Donation by Chris Jones on 30/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

windmill.png

I saw Colin on TV from over here in Virginia. Very well done. Congrats to Colin, and to the British people as well.

Donation by Thomas Burson on 30/04/11

£50.00

windmill.png

Congratulations and what a great way to raise cash, I saw your BBC appearance on the TV in Sydney too

Donation by Nadina Benvenisti on 30/04/11

£30.00

windmill.png

Well done Colin - a great thing to do for a very worthy cause! Great to see you on the BBC. See you in the pub soon........

Donation by Martin & Nadia on 30/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

windmill.png

Nice to see your way of celebrating, sorry they didn't let you give a web site during the interview. I watched for you in recaps.

Donation by Diane Creedon on 30/04/11

£15.00

windmill.png

Congrats on your efforts and good luck with the blisters. From Preston, CT, USA

Donation by Judith Redhead on 29/04/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,800.00
  • Offline donations£785.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,585.00
  • Gift Aid£497.52

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.