Step in the right direction for Walk the Wight

By Sara Bryce

Friday, January 3, 2014


Step in the right direction for Walk the Wight

Walkers take part in a previous Walk the Wight. Picture by Robin Crossley.

AROUND 150 people signed up to take part in this year's Walk the Wight for Earl Mountbatten Hospice within an hour of registration opening today (Friday).

Last year's walk raised £163,421.48, and donations are still being handed in, when 10,500 walkers took part.

Organisers hope to beat that this year, when the walk takes place on on Sunday, May 11.

Events fundraiser Dani Johnson said: "We even had people ringing up before 9am today to ask if registration was open yet.

"We would like to match last year at least, but if we could beat it it would be amazing."

In its 22 year history the walk has raised £3,160,700.48 for the hospice on Halberry Lane.

Walkers can choose from different formats including the main walk , where walkers can take part in the whole 26.5 mile course from Bembridge to the Needles, or the first or second stages.

A flat walk, which takes in eight miles of cycle tracks between Sandown Bay Academy and Shide Trees, is also available.

Dogs can also be registered and will get their own number and be presented with a special medal at the end of the walk.

To register visit or call 528989.

Registration is free, but compulsory and will not be allowed on the day. Anyone who wishes to take part must register by Friday, May 2.

Anyone with outstanding money from last year's event can still hand it in by either posting it to the hospice at The Fundraising Department, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Halberry Lane, Newport, PO30 2ER, by dropping it in to the hospice reception, or by taking it to any of the hospice charity shops, along with any sponsorship forms, in an envelope marked for the attention of the fundraising office.



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by Baz Taylor

3rd January 2014, at 23:40:19

But I would love to take part, Lee. Sure I can sponsor someone, but actually doing something is far better. I did the 3 peaks challenge many years ago and raised £16000 for Baby-Lifeline. I climbed Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis in a total of 32 hours, including travel. Really tiring, but I still have the newspaper clipping of the event.

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by Baz Taylor

3rd January 2014, at 18:52:00

I would love to take part in this. Unfortunately, serious health issues prevent me doing so. Best wishes to all who partake.

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by Stephen Elliott

3rd January 2014, at 18:32:09


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