Earl Mountbatten Hospice sets its sights on Walk the Wight 2016

By Matt White

Published on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 09:17


Earl Mountbatten Hospice sets its sights on Walk the Wight 2016

Walk the Wight 2015 — the Earl Mountbatten Hospice hopes to raise even more money in 2016. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

PEOPLE on the Isle of Wight are being asked to step up and help the Earl Mountbatten Hospice achieve a huge fundraising target at this year's Walk the Wight.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice hopes Walk the Wight 2016 can raise £300,000 — around £30,000 more than last year's silver anniversary walk.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice chief executive Nigel Hartley was confident it could be done.

He said: "Last year we raised more £270,000 and exceeded our target.

"I am sure we will see that same level of commitment and drive from everyone taking part this year.

"We want to raise £300,000 to help ensure our hospice continues to be fit for purpose not just right now but for generations to come.

"The walk is such an integral part of the Island's annual calendar and we urge everyone to get involved and get behind our hospice."

Fundraisers can walk all or half of the main 26.5-mile walk from Bembridge to Freshwater or the eight-mile flat walk from Sandown to Newport.

The Schools Walk the Wight also celebrates its tenth year.

A number of different registration packs are available at all hospice shops across the Island and online via www.walkthewight.com

A host of prizes will be available, including Bestival tickets for the best fancy dress costume, while those who raise more than £100 will be entered into a draw to win a walking holiday.


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