That is a big cheque

Back on the 20th of May Colin and I popped along to Chestnut Tree House to present a cheque on your behalf for £5080.55.

This is a fantastic figure, but it’s really just a  drop in the ocean for Chestnut Tree House, £5000 is barely enough to cover a days care.

If you haven’t made a donation yet it’s not too late, please pop along to the Just giving page & give what you can.

Presenting a cheque at Chestnut Tree HouseColin is still working on his journal from the walk. I’ve been nagging him & hope to publish it soon.

Mark

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Hello everyone.

Sorry for the radio silence over the last week or so. We’ve all been recovering from the success of Colin’s walk and counting your generous donations. There is still at least one bucket of cash to be counted, but I thought it was worth giving you the latest total of the money raised. At the moment it stands at £6138.80 which is absolutely fantastic.

On behalf of Colin, the team and of course our two wonderful charities I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated. You are all amazing people, we are humbled and in awe. Considering that when we started on this crazy venture we thought we might raise a thousand pounds, to be looking at a total of over six thousand is quite something.

All of the money raised through the just giving page plus half of the cash raised en route will be going to Chestnut tree house, which means that they will receive at least £4500. Help for Heros wil get the other half of the cash raised which means that they’ll get at least £1500.

Of course, it’s not too late to donate! If you’re one of those people that’s been saying “I will give you some money” you can still visit the Just Giving page to donate on line, or get in touch if you’d rather give cash.

Colin is working on a journal of his journey & we’ll get that online just as soon as we can for you.

Once again, thank you for your generous support.

The Squire (Mark)

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Battersea Street Party

On Friday afternoon after the Wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Colin & his better half Karyn were invited to attend a street party in Battersea. Here is a selection of photos that have been kindly sent in by Lindsay Wilson who paid £20 in an auction for a pair of socks!

Karyn & Colin

Colin, Lindsay & socks

Party crowd

Party crowd
Party crowd

Colin will also be adding details of his journey in a journal. Watch this space

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Arriving at the Palace

On Thursday Vinnie, Pat & Chris met Colin south of the Thames and walked the last few miles with him in to Westminster & Buckingham Palace, rattling their buckets. They even charged tourists to have their photos taken with our Knight at the palace & raised a load of cash for our good causes.

Pat, Chris, Colin & Vinnie at Buckingham Palace

Knight at the Palace

Knight at the gate
Knight at the gate

Colin at Buckingham Palace

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Interviewed by the BBC

Yesterday during the Royal Wedding coverage while the world waited for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to appear on the balcony our knight was interviewed by Fearne Cotton of the BBC. Sadly Fearne wouldn’t let Colin plug the website, however that didn’t stop many people finding us and making donations to Chestnut Tree House.

Fearne’s refusal to allow Colin to mention the site caused a number of outraged tweets on twitter

Hey @, tell Fearne she should've let that knight tell us the charity website. The miserable wench!
@seanrleahy
Sean Leahy

Watch the interview here.

Many people took photos of Colin while he was in London for the wedding, if you have any that you’d like to share please send them to squire@lonelyknight.com

Colin and the team have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received from all over the world. Everyone that has donated and supported Colin on his journey has our heartfelt thanks.

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He’s made it!

Posted from London, England, United Kingdom.

Hurrah! After 5 full days, 60 miles and countless blisters he's at Buckingham Palace

He’s made it!

Our noble, some would say certifiable knight Colin Bickers has arrived at the gates of Buckingham Palace having traveled 60 miles on foot in full armour.

Colin said It was further than I thought!

So far Colin has raised £1,917 online for Chestnut Tree House and several hundred more pounds en route which will be split between Chestnut Tree House & Help for Heroes.

All that remains for him to do is to come back tomorrow & cast his rose before the carriage carrying Prince William & his new princess back to Buckingham Palace.

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Press & appearances

As Colin nears London media interest seems to be increasing, so if you haven’t been able to meet him en route there’s a few chances for you to see or hear Colin over the next few days.

Here’s a quick roundup of a few things we missed recently & some upcoming appearances

Print media

On the radio

  • Featured twice on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show (listen to one appearance here)
  • This Friday (29th April) 9:10am BBC Radio Sussex & BBC Radio Surrey
  • This Friday (29th April) 9:15 with Nicky Campbell on BBC Radio 5 Live

In Person

  • 27th April, mainly on the A24 between Leatherhead & Wimbledon
  • 28th April, Walking from Wimbledon to Buckingham Palace. Follow his route live here
  • 29th April, on The Mall watching proceedings in the morning
  • 29th April, 15:45 – Battersea Street Party

Worthing Herald 28th April

Front page

Page 3

Dorking & Leatherhead Advertisers 28th April

Front page

Page 3

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The Gallery

I’ve been really pleased to receive so many photos of our knight on his travels, please keep them coming.

Saturday April 23rd

Outside the Hare & Hounds
Heading in to Town
It's a little known fact that a stormtrooper's TK designation stands for Timmykins
The "GeorgeTrooper"
Worthing Town Centre
Not the insurance droids you're looking for
Scaring off Dragons
Montague St
Arriving at the party
Speech time

The Greens Insurance Team
Bidding his maiden farewell!
He wanders off, alone...

Sunday 24th April

The real journey begins
At the Frankland Arms
At The Red Lion
Gauntlet
This was obviously taken before the blisters started

Monday 25th April

bluebell wood
View from the helmet
Walking Lonely Knight
On the Shipley Road
Our Knight arrives in Southwater
Knight and Young Southwater Squire
The Hen & Chicken, Southwater
The Boars Head - Horsham
Horsham
West Street Horsham
Knight & a young squire on Pondtail Road
Tori & Richard Higglesden with The Lonely Knight at The Rising Sun
At the Rising Sun
Resting under a tree
A well earned rest at The Royal Oak

Tuesday 26th April

Jamie...
and Jamie's mate... at Capel
Walking through Dorking

Wednesday 27th April

Having a rest
Protecting the streets of Epsom
In Epsom
Ikenna & the Lonely Knight - Morden
At Morden Travelodge
No such thing as a free lunch here
No oyster card means no tube travel for our knight

Thursday 28th April

Lonely Knight in Tooting
Spotted in Balham
with 2 of London's Finest in Balham
Balham
Chelsea Bridge - last push!
on Cheslsea Bridge with Vinnie
on Cheslsea Bridge with Vinnie

Thanks to Clare Higglesden, Gemma Coleman, Nicky Ticehurst, Flic Marshall, Kaz Taylor, Jamie Langton, Sharon Dow, Lizzi Edwards, Hope Von Joel, Arthur Ngoka, Andrew Dempster, Andy McIver, Chris Jones & Paul Rumsey for sending their photos in. Paul has more photos on here.

All of these pictures are ©their respective owners. Please do not reproduce them without first obtaining consent.

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