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Join us on 14 May 2017

Why take part?

All the money you raise goes to the hospice and towards supporting loved ones when facing the end of their lives, supported by our expert care. Every step you take and every pound you raise will make a difference to how we live and how we die. WE ASK THAT YOU USE THIS WALK TO SUPPORT THE HOSPICE AND NO OTHER CHARITY

To celebrate Earl Mountbatten's 35th year, everyone who raises £35 or more will receive a special Bronze anniversary badge. Those who go the extra mile and raise £350 or more will receive a special Silver anniversary badge. And those who really step up to the challenge and raise £3,500 or more will be awarded a Gold anniversary badge.

Where does your money go?
It costs an average of £19,986 per day to provide our services to the Island community.
This is how the money you raise will help:

  • pays for an hour of specialist nursing care
  • gives any Islander an hour of bereavement counselling from our experts
  • provides a patient with four hours’ respite care, giving family and friends time to have a break
  • gives a dying person two hours of personal care in the comfort of their own home
  • pays for the care of one patient on our hospice ward for one day
  • supplies oxygen for one week to our patients on the hospice ward
  • provides eight people with a group exercise programme in our bespoke rehabilitation gym
  • provides our patients on the ward with fresh and healthy meals for one day
  • provides eight patients with one month’s supply of medication and pain relieving drugs
  • provides one month of highly specialised nursing care and support to patients and their families
  • pays for three syringe drivers to relieve pain and discomfort for patients by controlling their medication
  • pays for a highly specialised, pressure relieving mattress to give the greatest comfort possible to a dying patient on our ward

Watch the videos below from Isle of Wight Radio which highlight some of the stories behind why people took part in Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight 2016.
Jan's story
David's story
Roxy's story
Amanda's story
Aaron's story
Helen's story

 "What should have been a very stressful time was eased by the love, professionalism and warmth we received from all the staff." 


Sandra Aldridge, wife of Colin