Rapid Supports the Isle of Wight Hospice for a 5th Year

by Rapid Welding 14. May 2020 12:22

Rapid Supports the Isle of Wight Hospice for a 5th Year

 

Under the current guidance as a result of COVID-19, Rapid’s Business Manager, Marianne Edwards, has been making the most of her daily exercise allowance. 

Whilst Rapid & RentArc's chosen charity this year is Wessex Heartbeat, there is one annual fundraising event that Marianne always takes part in on the Isle of Wight, where she resides.

‘Walk the Wight’ is held in aid of the Island’s hospice, and this year would have been Marianne’s fifth time participating. Sadly, the organised walk for Sunday 10th May was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but with a few tweaks to meet current social distancing measures the event was able to continue, and 'Walk the Wight' became ‘Walk the Wight Your Way’.

As an added bonus, participants are allowed to sign up their dogs to take part, too, receiving their own number, bandana and a medal. This was too good an opportunity to pass up for Marianne. Making this challenge extra special, Marianne was accompanied by Scarlet, her beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback and regular training partner. Together, these six legs covered the distance of 26.2 miles from East (Bembridge) to West (Alum Bay).

Incredibly well organised, walkers were provided with maps of accessible routes on the island, meaning the event was able to continue in spirit and enabling participants to raise money and support this great cause; which each year raises around £250,000!

A bit of trivia for you: To date, Scarlet and Marianne have each walked a whopping 214 miles - enough to have walked around the Island coastal path (67 miles), North to South (13 miles) and East to West (24 miles) ..... TWICE!

You can find out more about ‘Walk the Wight Your Way’ and support this very worthwhile cause here: https://www.mountbatten.org.uk/walk-the-wight-your-way-a-unique-virtual-fundraiser

Marianne & Scarlet heading out for their daily walk!

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