"This month we are Walking the Wight our way in memory of my mum, Estelle Routledge, and cousin, Edmund Connell, who both died from cancer, and my dad, Patrick Routledge. who suffered numerous strokes.

 "We plan to cover the full walk five times this month. To date we have done the full 26 miles plus 20 miles extra, and we hope to complete our second full walk.

"If we manage the equivalent of five times across the Island that will be 130 miles which is also roughly twice around the coast. We are doing this for our own health and to keep active and occupied, and for the hospice which is going to lose so many donations from the cancellation of the walk.

"We will donate and aren’t asking for sponsors at this difficult time but anyone who feels so inspired could donate to Mountbatten Isle of Wight......to help save this wonderful island charity."