‘Two Paces Back’

Thank you for visiting the page for ‘Two Paces Back’, a charity music video celebrating the life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and raising funds in aid of The Silver Line helpline for older people.

The first video below gives the background to this project and the fundraising campaign. The song can be found underneath it.


The song ‘Two Paces Back’ was originally written to celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday on 10 June 2021 and was adapted to be a tribute following His Royal Highness’s death. It was released over the weekend which fell a fortnight after the funeral and a week after the end of the period of Royal Mourning.

In light of the difficulties faced during the pandemic by older people, many of whom may have lost loved ones to COVID-19, this charity music video is raising both awareness of and funds for The Silver Line, the free, confidential helpline available all day, every day, offering advice, information and friendship to anyone aged 55 and over in the United Kingdom.

For the full background story to the song and to the appeal please see the video below:

‘Two Paces Back’ Music Video

If you have enjoyed this song, please use the DONATE button below to visit the JustGiving fundraising page. All contributions will be very gratefully received by The Silver Line. Donations can be made in British pounds, euros, and Australian, Canadian and US dollars.

If you are unable to make an online payment, please send a cheque made payable to The Silver Line – together with a note that it is in response to this project – to:

The Silver Line, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.

(This opens a new browser tab to the JustGiving fundraising page)

To maximise the amount that we raise for The Silver Line, please consider sharing this page using the buttons below. Thank you.

Why the Silver Line?

This wonderful charity offers not just a helpline. It offers a lifeline. Recent times have shown us all just how much we have missed contact with other people. Many older people feel that absence every day. Many feel that they have no one to listen to them, no one to whom they can talk openly.

The Silver Line fills that gap for people aged 55 and over and can expand its crucial work with greater funds.

To find out more visit www.thesilverline.org.uk. To benefit from the service, dial 0800 4 70 80 90, anytime.

Henry Dawe

Actor & Writer