The Isle of Wight’s biggest annual fundraiser – Walk the Wight – will officially launch this Friday (26).

The event held in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice will take place on 13 May and will officially launch on Isle of Wight Radio’s Breakfast Show this Friday, with Paul and Emily.

Registration will be available from Friday here –

Walk the Wight is now in its 28th year and attracts thousands of people who raise money by walking across the beautiful Island countryside.

Founded by Bill Bradley & Frank Stevens, what started out as a small team building excercise for Morey’s staff (now known as Jewson) has grown to become the largest sponsored walk of its kind in Europe.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of pounds are raised by kindhearted Islanders, their friends and families which goes towards supporting the vital services provided by the hospice.

Registration in Earl Mountbatten Hospice shops will be available from 16 March.