Each year thousands of people walk to raise money in support of patient and family care provided by Earl Mountbatten Hospice. With a choice of four walks, people of all ages and abilities can take part – making this a real community event.
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 £3.5million since the walk began in 1991.
A little History
Walking the Wight since 1991
In 2015 Walk the Wight celebrated its silver anniversary. It really is quite remarkable how this event has evolved from a small team building exercise for Morey’s staff, to become the largest European charity walk of its kind.
Nearly 26 years ago, Bill Bradley and Frank Stevens set out to Walk the Wight with their Morey’s colleagues; the following year they raised money for an MRI Scanner needed at St Mary’s Hospital. And, from the third year onwards, the event has been held in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Over its lifetime Walk the Wight has raised over £3.7 million towards patient and family care. With tens of thousands of people joining together to support their Hospice.
Approximately 300 volunteers and event staff work with us on the day and we are fortunate to have the unwavering support of many business, organisations and individuals – without which there would be no Walk the Wight.