Leslies Motors Is Proud To Sponsor Walk The Wight

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s annual ‘Walk The Wight’ (Sunday 12th May) is being proudly supported by Leslies Motors.​​

Walk The Wight raises money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice; a non-profit registered charity that provides expert care and support for end-of-life patients and their families. Roughly 1,000 Islander’s make use of the service on a daily basis.

The event, to walk from the east of the Island to the west, was originally the brainchild of a local business as a team building exercise. The idea captured people’s attention, and now twenty-nine years later, Walk The Wight is the largest sponsored walk of its kind in Europe. The event values inclusivity and has something available for all abilities. The 29th edition of Walk The Wight combines:

  • The ‘Flat Walk’ (8 miles: Sandown – Newport)
  • The ‘Schools Walk’
  • The ‘First Half Walk’ (12 miles: Bembridge – Carisbrooke)
  • The ‘Second Half Walk’ (14 miles: Carisbrooke – Alum Bay)
  • And, the infamous ‘Full Walk’ (26 miles: Bembridge – Alum Bay).

The Hospice have been sponsored with the Toyota Proace van, to help set-up the numerous sites across the island for the various sponsored walks, as well as the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to aid the organisational team.

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The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV combines luxury and efficiency. The spacious SUV is fitted with Toyota’s economical Hybrid engine to boost economy; it uses electric motor & self-charging battery to supplement the petrol engine. The battery recharges by capturing and recycling energy from the brakes. The RAV4 Hybrid a unique combination of high torque and low emissions, and is available as a Two-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive model; helping them to organise the events in hard to reach rural environments.

The award-winning Toyota Proace won the coveted WhatVan? ‘Best Van of the year’ award. The Walk the Wight team will have Bluetooth Phone Connectivity, Cruise Control, and Parking Sensors as standard. It also includes Toyota’s active safety features and Toyota’s SmartCargo for added practicality.

Director of Leslies Motors, Graham Vanassche; “We wish everyone the best of luck for this years Walk The Wight, and we hope we’ve played a small part in raising a lot of money for a very important charity”.

Walk The Wight takes place Sunday 12th May; to sign-up or donate click here.

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