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A team of fundraisers will be trekking 12 miles from St Helens to East Cowes whilst wearing women’s shoes later this year, in a bid to raise funds for Wight DASH – a local charity that offers domestic abuse support for women and families.

Peter May, who is organising the ‘To Be In Her Shoes’ charity challenge, is looking for 12 or so men to join him on the walk to help raise money for the worthy Island charity. The only stipulation is that the walk must be done in women’s footwear.

It’s hoped that around £2,500 can be raised for Wight DASH with the aim of each participant generating £200 in sponsorship. Peter has already raised £160.

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The walk – which will begin at Fakenham Farm in St Helens and end at Shoreside Cafe in East Cowes – is planned for Sunday 29th May, avoiding clashes with bank holidays.

Peter says:

“This will be a fun tongue-in-cheek event so come on guys get involved and raise money – and lots of awareness – for this amazing, life-changing charity. Even if you can’t do the whole walk maybe you could join in with us on the route.

“There will be lots going on up at the farm site before we leave at approx 11:00 and there will be a gathering down at The Shoreside Cafe on our arrival late afternoon”.

The support of local businesses is sought to help with T-shirts, posters and banners. There is also a call for large female footwear.

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More information about how to get involved can be found at

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