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Ben FogleWalk the Wight has received a celebrity endorsement by broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle.

Ben heard about Walk the Wight – this year celebrating its 25th anniversary – from one of the production crew working on the yet-to-be screened new series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.

Ben was unable to take part on the May 10 event because of his work commitments but sent organisers at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice a good luck message.

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He said:

“It sounds like an absolutely fantastic event for an extremely good cause and I wish Walk the Wight every success on its 25thanniversary. Anything that encourages people to be active and to enjoy the Island’s wonderful countryside deserves support. I hope all those who take part have a fantastic day and that a lot of money is raised for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.”

Katie Radburn, corporate and major donor fundraiser, said:

“Everyone knows Ben is a very busy man so we were absolutely thrilled that he has taken the time to speak in support of Walk the Wight, particularly in such a big year for us.”

Ben has rowed the Atlantic Ocean, crossed Antarctica on foot, run across the Sahara and crossed the Empty Quarter on camel. He has presented numerous hit programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 including Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild, Extreme Dreams, Countrywise, Harbour Lives, Through Hell and High Water and Crufts.

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He writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph and has written six Sunday Times bestseller books. He supports numerous charities and good causes including the Campaign for National Parks, Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Royal Geographical Society.

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