Thousands ready to Walk the Wight

By Richard Wright

Saturday, May 10, 2014

 

Thousands ready to Walk the Wight

Steve Paffett's autogyro will be flying over the Isle of Wight this weekend, during Walk the Wight.

THOUSANDS of people will Walk the Wight tomorrow (Sunday) in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Although the registered number of walkers was down on previous years, almost 7,800 people are due to take on the Isle of Wight charity challenge.

People should keep an eye on the sky this year too.

Autogyro pilot Steve Paffett will be taking part, both on land and in the air as part of a family group called Paff’s Purple Hearts, paying tribute to his younger brother, who died within weeks of being diagnosed with cancer.

Steve, from Hertfordshire, is doing the flat walk and then overflying the whole route and taking photographs.

A group of Island motorcyclists will swap their biker boots for walking boots.

See next week’s Isle of Wight County Press for an eight-page Walk the Wight souvenir.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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