Peter Butcher, 84, from Newport has been Walking the Wight for the 14th time.

“I'm walking again this year as didn't want to finish on an unlucky number!! It'll be the flat walk next year!”

For the last two years, he has won the title of oldest make to complete the half walk.

Peter said he was ‘Thwarted, frustrated by this lethal virus. The only available alternative to still support Mountbatten, a daily 1-mile local walk to make a total of a similar distance!

“My daughter has set up a fundraiser page with Mountbatten, we put down a modest target but have well exceeded that (currently stands at £440), people have been very kind supporting me.

“I Support Mountbatten because in the 1990s a good friend was cared for here with Asbestosis, and as a weekly volunteer at Mountbatten helping with the maintenance within the garden I see what a positive place it is and how hard they work to provide such great care.”

From all his years of taking part, what are Peter’s top tips for Walking the Wight?

“Walk at a pace comfortable to you, don't compete with younger, fitter people. Admire the scenery, don't dehydrate, eat dried apricots and Kendal mint cake for a boost!!”

Peter is just one of hundreds of inspirational people Walking the Wight their way and showing their support of Mountbatten.