There are just days remaining for walkers to receive a special fundraising pack when they sign up for this year’s Walk the Wight.

The online deadline to receive a pack, walker number and a 2019 Walk the Wight t-shirt ends on Sunday night.

People will still be able to register from Monday by paying the £15 online fee but they will have to collect their walker number on the day.

Mountbatten’s Jax Jones, walk organiser, said: “This is really the last opportunity for walkers who want to raise lots of money for Mountbatten.

“We have a growing need to help more people and we simply cannot do that without the support of the community.

“Walk the Wight is only a few weeks away and we want to give everyone as much chance as possible to gain sponsorship.

“By signing up before Monday and raising money for Mountbatten, you’ll be making a huge difference to people experiencing death, dying and bereavement.”

Walk the Wight takes place on Sunday 12 May, with the main 26-mile walk starting at Bembridge and finishing at The Needles.

Some people walk half the route from Bembridge to Carisbrooke or from Carisbrooke to The Needles, while the eight-mile flat walk along the cycle path from Sandown to Newport is also taking place.

To sign up, visit https://www.mountbatten.org.uk/register-to-walk-the-wight

Photo courtesy of Allan Marsh.