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Walk the Wight was founded by Bill Bradley & Frank Stevens

Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight, 14 May 2017


It was an awesome and emotional day, and we’re really proud of everyone who stepped out in support of the hospice - you are all absolute super stars!

Organising Walk the Wight takes most of the year and can’t be achieved without the support of so many people, witnessing the event finally come together on the day is nothing short of inspirational.

Figures so far show that over 8,200 men, women, children and dogs took part; numbers were boosted by just under 1,000 people who registered on the day itself. 

Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, who walked the entire 26.5 miles said: “It’s been extraordinary, exhilarating and painful in places! It’s incredibly humbling to see so many amazing people walk across our beautiful Island in support of patients and their families. Thank you to each and every one of you!”


We'd like to encourage you to send in your sponsorship money as soon as can; dont forget that everyone who raises over £35 this year will receive a special 35th anniversary fundraising badge to say 'Thank you' for supporting the hospice. Badges are sent out at the end of every month - so the sooner you send in your sponsorship, the sooner you'll receive yours!

You can send your sponsorship and sponsorship forms by:  

  • Taking them to any hospice shop
  • BACS payment direct to the Walk the Wight account (A/N 1420 5025, S/C 54-10-34) using your walker number as a reference – ESSENTIAL. Then send your sponsor form to the hospice
  • Cheque made payable to ‘Earl Mountbatten Hospice’ posted, along with your sponsor form, to The fundraising department, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Halberry Lane, Newport, IOW, PO30 2ER
  • Take cash or cheques directly to the Hospice (address as above) with your sponsor form
In all cases, please reference your walker number and return your sponsor form so we can claim any applicable Gift Aid.

On behalf of our patients and their families THANK YOU, and see you again next year!


Now in its 27th year, Earl Mountbatten Hospice's unique and world famous walk annually attracts thousands of people to walk across the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside to raise money in support of patient and family care provided by Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Founded by Bill Bradley & Frank Stevens, what started out as a small team building excercise for Morey's staff has grown to become the largest fundrasing event on the Island and the largest sponsored walk of its kind in Europe. 

With a choice of four walks and distances, people of all ages and abilities can take part, making this a real community event.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight is only made possible by the ongoing support and commitment of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers - we are always astounded and deeply appreciative of how they work together to make this iconic event happen year after year. 

Register now and join the tens of thousands of people who have raised over £4million since the walk began in 1991

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"They anticipate my needs and I believe go the extra mile in ensuring the quality of my life is enhanced".


Wendy Young, patient