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Colin Bickers

From the Rose, to the Crown

Fundraising for Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice

143 %
raised of £2,500 target
by 150 supporters
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Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice

We provide children's hospice care to children and families across Sussex

Charity Registration No. 256789


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

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