We know that you will have many questions about the changes we have had to make to Walk the Wight 2020.

We hope that this FAQ will help answer some of them, but if you need any further information you can contact our fundraising team on (01983) 217300.

Why have you cancelled, rather than just postpone?

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.

I've already registered, what should I do?

We will be contacting all registered participants by email with advice on what do next.

We still need your support, so if you want to get involved in ‘Walk the Wight your way’ then we will send you a link to the map to download, or you can request a printed copy.

Do I need to register again?

If you have already registered then you do not need to register again. You have been sent an email (to the address you gave us when you registered) with more information and the option to download the map or request a printed copy that you can use to clock up your miles and activities.

Will I still receive a medal?

If you are a registered participant, we will send you a medal after you let us know you have completed your miles. We will send it to you as soon as we can.

How do I let you know I've completed my miles?

You can post a picture on social media and tag @MountbattenIW, or email us your picture and information. We’ll share your stories and pictures to inspire other people to be just as amazing as you!

Will I still receive a T-shirt?

We will continue to send out T-shirts for those who register for a Donate £30 or Pledge £100 pack. We’d love to see pictures of you wearing them, tag @MountbattenIW on social media or email them to us.

Can I still collect sponsorship?

Yes! By Walking the Wight your way, you are still taking part in a challenge and people can still sponsor you. You can also choose to make a personal donation to take part, if you prefer.

Can I still Walk the Wight via the usual routes on 10th May?

You will not be able to walk the route in full as portions of it cross private land. Access to parts of the route are through gates which are only unlocked for the event. Additionally, the route also crosses busy/fast roads and there will be no safety measures in place to protect you.

You must also follow government guidelines relating to Coronavirus at the time.

Can I get a refund?

At the moment we are transferring people’s current registrations to our new event called ‘Walk the Wight your way’. If you have already received your fundraising pack, you can download a special Walk the Wight map, which you can use to complete Walk the Wight whilst still collecting sponsorship. If you would like a printed copy, please let us know.

Donations at this time are more important than ever and the difference the donation you have made already will be used in the coming months.

What if I have to self-isolate?

Your health and safety is most important and you shouldn’t do anything to compromise your health and wellbeing. If you need to self-isolate but are otherwise well, you can use your imagination to come up with active ways to complete the miles in your own home and garden.

Can I support in any other way?

It's only with the efforts of our incredible community that Mountbatten can continue to care for Island people when they need it most – and we need you more than ever!

If you don’t want to take part in Walk the Wight you can:

  • Sponsor a 'Walk the Wight your way' walker
  • Donate direct to our JustGiving page
  • Call us on 01983 217300 to make a donation with your credit or debit card.