I grew up on the Isle of Wight, so I know many people who have benefited from the wonderful care given by the Mountbatten Hospice.

I’ve known people who have participated in Walk the Wight, but I’ve always been too scared to enter myself. In May 2020, I was due to hike The Inca Trail, however, we all know how that story ended! But during the lockdown, I kept up my walking as I didn’t want to waste my training, and walking became a great way to help my mental health during the ups and downs of Covid.

I’ve also made great friendships from my hikes, and here’s hoping the support from these will get me through the 26 miles.

Every penny donated will give me the faith that I can walk the distance and help support this wonderful charity.

Thanks all for your generosity in advance.

Davina Cloke