Walk the Wight
How we began
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.
Planning and delivering Walk the Wight takes a whole year of hard work and dedication and we couldn’t do it alone. Our faithful committee help steer the ship from September through to May, giving us their time, knowledge and expertise.
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the gift of Walk the Wight, or how tremendously proud we are of all our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and walkers who make it happen every year.