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Join us on 14 May 2017

Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Schools' Walk the Wight

The brainchild of Helen Stichbury and Louise Gray as part of a healthy schools initiative, Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Schools' Walk the Wight is a fantastic scheme encouraging children to make a difference to their community, while also improving their health and fitness through walking.

The aim is for each child to walk the same distance as one Walk the Wight by clocking up their miles during everyday walking activities. Children are given a map and stickers to record their miles and a sponsorship form to raise money for the Hospice.

Children register through their school, becoming part of their School Team.  Each school decides how involved they want to be in the event. Many incorporate special Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Schools' Walk the Wight walking activities and fundraising events into their curriculum and have childrens’ maps displayed in school. 

Children who complete their miles receive a medal and certificate. Sponsorship money is handed in to school and collectively forms the total raised by the School Team, with each child’s individual contribution also being recorded and sent to the Hospice. 

Registrations are handled by the Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Schools' Walk the Wight coordinator for each school. Registrations forms are sent home in book bags: or you can ask your school for a copy. Once registered, Schools' Walk the Wight walker packs are delivered to schools and sent home in book bags. 

Details of registration dates and walker pack delivery can vary with each school, so contact your Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Schools' Walk the Wight coordinator for further information or call our Community Events Fundraiser, Dani Johnson, on 01983 217333 or email

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