Charity Walks 2013
Walk the Isle of Wight May 12 2013
You can register for all for all of the walks here: Walk the Wight Registration or call Ben Rust on 01983 528989
Walk the Wight is our biggest fundraising event of the year, with up to 12,000 people taking part across the four different walks and through the Schools Walk the Wight scheme.
Walk the Wight has evolved over the years and there are now four walks to choose from, there is the original Main Walk of 26.5 miles from Bembridge to the Needles at Alum Bay. This epic walk is predominantly along walking trails across including the Bembridge and Tennyson Trails and takes in some of the most beautiful sights the Island has to offer. This walk also takes in some trails and private land that are closed to the public for the rest of the year.
This main walk is also broken down into two stages. There is the 12.5 mile stretch between the start at Bembridge to our checkpoint at Carisbrooke, and the 14 mile stomp from Carisbrooke to the finish at Alum Bay. You can register for any of these three distances by completing the Main Walk form and selecting which one takes your fancy.
There is also the very popular Flat Walk, an approximately 8 miles long walk from Sandown Bay Academy to Thompson’s Trees, Shide, Newport, mainly along flat cycle-tracks which used to be the old railway line. These are gravelled paths, suitable for robust wheelchairs and baby-buggies, but not mobility scooters. This is an excellent introduction to Walk the Wight for families and other people who may not be comfortable taking on the hills of the main walk.
Alongside these there is the hugely successful Schools Walk the Wight scheme, which breaks down the 26.5 miles of the main walk into manageable chunks that are walked over a period of time leading up to Sunday 12th May. In 2012 over 50 schools and 2000 pupils took part.
If you can't make Walk the Wight this year but would still like to pledge your support we've set up a handy Text Donate service. Simply text WTW to 70007 to donate £3 to Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message. From most donors EMH will receive the full £3 with a minimum of £2.97 depending on your network provider
Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk
Take big steps at the Pink Ribbonwalk to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone
Breast Cancer Care is encouraging supporters to take action by pulling on their walking boots and challenging themselves to a 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbonwalk at one of five venues this summer.
The route will take Ribbonwalkers through splendid estate grounds and surrounding countryside and quiet picturesque villages.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and most people know someone dealing with this difficult disease. By pushing themselves to go the distance, Pink Ribbonwalk participants can show their support for a loved one or help others living with breast cancer.
Model and Breast Cancer Care supporter, Penny Lancaster-Stewart said: “I have walked the Pink Ribbonwalk three times now and have loved every single one! It is so much fun and I always know that I am going to have a great day out. It’s a brilliant way to get together with your friends or family and make a difference to the lives of people affected by breast cancer. I walk in memory of a close friend who died from breast cancer and my sister in law who was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. The money raised enables Breast Cancer Care to continue to provide free information, support and services to anyone affected by breast cancer. So please sign up and make a difference – I hope to see you there.”
It costs just £30 to register to take part but walkers are required to raise a minimum of £175 worth of sponsorship to help fund Breast Cancer Care’s practical and emotional support services.
Bring family, friends and colleagues together and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon walking through beautiful scenery, followed by a village fete style celebration, including a medal, free BBQ, massage and entertainment!
Register now to take part at www.pinkribbonwalk.org.uk or call 0870 145 0101.
No-one should face breast cancer alone. Funds raised from Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk in association with woman&home magazine will enable the charity to provide information and support services such as its Helpline, discussion forums, local events, one-to-one support sessions and website, to enable women to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer.
If you have a charity walk coming up and you'd like us to prompt it on our charity walk page for free please get in touch and we'll sort it for you