My Sponsored Walk

Scilly Isles Challenge

Six weeks before the end of 2020 a van hit me as I was crossing a road. I ended up in the hospital for almost two weeks, and I’m still recovering.

To thank all the staff at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester for their compassionate care and support, I’ve decided to raise money for them.

So I came up with an idea – walking around the Isles of Scilly at the end of August’21. Just a few days before my Birthday! The challenge I’d chosen to do was a 10-mile walk around the perimeter of St Mary’s island. St Mary’s is the largest and most populous island of the Scilly Isles (GB). I knew that walking the 10 miles would be challenging, but I was confident that with your support, and in the knowledge that was for a good cause, I would be able to complete the walk.

I, therefore, teamed up with Friends of Chichester Hospitals, and all donations went to them. The Friends are proud to be entirely volunteer-led and operated, supporting St Richard’s Hospital and local mental health services. So all the raised money raised went directly to making a real difference for patients, visitors and staff.


I DID IT! I completed my 10-mile sponsored walk on the Isles of Scilly, actually by the end of the day I (we) walked almost 16 miles. So happy, nine months ago I couldn’t walk, so I was happy that I was able to help those who helped me when I needed it the most. All the money went to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester where they took great care of me after my accident. What a perfect way to celebrate my Birthday!

Thank you so much for your support and contribution.

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Katy holing a phone with statistics about the sponsored walk after she finished the walk around St Mary's on Scilly Isles on Journeyofsmiley blog