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Join us on 14 May 2017

Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight Awards 2016

Those who go that extra mile are celebrated for outstanding personal achievements and impressive fundraising feats at the annual Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight awards, held in the John Cheverton Centre.

Among the winners at the 2016 awards was a Special Recognition award for Peter Middleton, which was accepted by his widow Gail. Peter, who was 53, was a dedicated member of Freshwater Independent Lifeboat and died at the hospice earlier this year after a long illness. In May, on crutches, Peter decided to raise money by walking up to the Tennyson Monument on the day of Walk the Wight and, although only expected to manage a few hundred yards, he completed four miles and raised over £3,000 in sponsorship. In his memory, ‘Peter’s Walk’ will now continue to take place each year. 

David Coke was presented with the Hospice Cup for the Most Money Raised by an Individual. David, from West Cowes, decided to raise money in memory of his father, who was cared for by the Hospice. In total, he managed to raise an incredible £5,135.92
 
In the year that the tenth birthday of Schools' Walk the Wight was celebrated, Summerfields Primary School was presented with the Harris Family Cup for the Most Money Raised by a School. Students and teachers raised an impressive £2,873.90 Meanwhile, the HF Holiday’s Cup for the Most Money Raised by a Schoolchild was awarded to Benjamin Strickland who completed the walk in memory of his great grandmother and raised an incredible £1,809.90
 
Other awards included the Newport Lions Shield for the Oldest Flat Walk participant, which was presented to Leonard Tewkesbury who was 90 when he took part, and the Flat Walk Personal Achievement Award which was presented by the Sandown/Shanklin Lions to Gary Axford. John White was presented the Fran Sexton Memorial Cup for being the Oldest Man to Complete the Whole Walk, at the age of 85.

Our photo gallery of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight Awards 2016

Walk the Wight Awards 2016

Full list of award winners:
 
Award name Presented by Recipient
Hayward Family Cup
Youngest to Complete the Half Walk
Mike Hayward   Jessica Glover
Bill Bradley Cup
Youngest to complete Whole Walk
Jo Smith & Elaine Harris Ryan Morris
Newport Lion’s Cup
Flat Walk the Wight Top Young Fundraiser
Rose Tizard       Freya Clark
HF Holiday’s Cup
Schools' Walk the Wight Most Money Raised by a Schoolchild
Nigel Hartley  Benjamin Strickland accepted by Emily Haynes
Harris Family Cup
Most Money Raised by a School
Dani Johnson  Summerfields Primary  
Pet Doctors
Top Dog Award
Dani Barton     Lexi (with Lisa Brodie)
Jackman Family Cup
Best Fancy Dress
Cris Jackman The Scarecrows
Needles Cup
Most Money Raised by a Team
Mike Kullander Team Marshall
Mike Wray Memorial Cup
Volunteer Award
Jax Jones   Karen Spiers
Ryde Lion’s Cup
Flat Walk Personal Achievement Award 
Gordon Barton       Lou Iley
Ryde Lion’s Cup
Flat Walk Personal Achievement Award 
Gordon Barton   Sheila Weedall
 
Ventnor Lion’s Award
Flat Walk Personal Achievement Awards
Phil Holland    Glen & Gill Moreton accepted by Peter Gilliam
Sandown/Shanklin Lion’s Cup
Flat Walk Personal Achievement Award
Janet MacKay  Gary Axford
Sandown/Shanklin Lion’s Cup
Flat Walk Personal Achievement Awards
Janet MacKay   Anne Stone
Newport Lions Shield
Flat Walk the Wight Oldest Participant
Rose Tizard  Leonard Tewkesbury
Morey’s Challenge Cup
Oldest Lady to Complete the Half Walk
John Packer          Janet Whiteman
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Cup
Oldest male to Complete the Half Walk
John Packer   John Whiteman 
Martin Holmes Memorial Cup
Oldest Lady to Complete the Whole Walk
Alan Truckle   Anne Powell 
Fran Sexton Memorial Cup
Oldest Man to Complete the Whole Walk
Carol Alstrom       John White
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Cup
Most Money Raised by an Individual 
Rosamond Poncia   David Coke
 
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Cup
Special Recognition Award
Anne Axford  Peter Middleton accepted by Gail Middleton

"It's another world...it's kept me in this world!"

 

Maureen, Patient