THE KNOCK KNOCK
Stand-up comic Damian Kingsley is currently travelling penniless from Lands End to Edinburgh on a 120 gig tour to raise money for the bad housing and homelessness charity Shelter. So far the take up and support for the tour has been incredible and he has raised over £10,000.
He cut up his debit cards at Land’s End and can’t use any money or public transport so he’s hoping to be given shelter, food and maybe a few lifts on the road to Edinburgh – in return he’ll tell jokes to anyone anywhere, from the Nags Head to Granny’s front room, for the basic necessities so many people have to do without every day. You can support the tour by coming to a show, donating online, spreading the word, hosting a show or even giving Damian something he needs for the journey, like food or jokes. Most shows are free entry with a voluntary donation to Shelter at the end but some are ticketed so please check venue’s websites for details.
The initial aim of the tour was to raise at least £7,000 by 29 August but as Damian has now raised over £10,000, halfway through the tour, he hopes to raise at least £20,000 overall. The tour started on 24 March 2016 and finishes at the Edinburgh fringe in August, where all donations will also go to Shelter. To follow the journey and get all the news, join Damian’s mailing list or add him on twitter or Facebook.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services and campaigns to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to Shelter for help. Shelter exists so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. To find out more and support Shelter click here