The situation with COVID 19 is changing and developing frequently. At this point in time we cannot guarantee that we will be able to deliver Walk the Wight at any point in the next few months. An event of this scale requires huge amounts of planning and co-ordination of hundreds of volunteers – many of whom are in the ‘at risk’ group. Therefore, we feel it is better to focus our efforts on giving people the opportunity to take part and fundraise in this unique way.

Mountbatten is also not wishing to put extra pressure on public services, and its own staff and volunteer resources during what is an unprecedented time with no certainty of when restrictions will be lifted.