Mountbatten’s unique, and now world-famous, Walk the Wight event is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2020 – and the charity plans to mark the occasion in style.

Chief executive Nigel Hartley said: “Walk the Wight has been a phenomenal success story and we really want to celebrate all that is so special about it, from the early years through to now”.

Mountbatten says that for this special milestone, it would like to hear from anyone with inspiring stories and photographs from the early years of Walk the Wight.

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

Everyone is being urged to mark the date of this year’s special anniversary walk, on Sunday May 10th, to make it the best ever.

“The walk is as vital as ever for us” said Nigel, “because it raises funds and awareness about the work we do.

“We would like people to save the date and look forward to being part of what will be an incredible celebration.”

With a choice of five walks over varying distances, people of all ages and abilities can take part, making for a real community event.  Look out for details of the walk as they are announced, or check the website  www.mountbatten.org.uk/news