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Please join us on Big Wight Matter – 23rd – 25th Sept

If you haven’t already booked to join us for this year’s Big Wight Matter please hurry as the registration deadline is on Wednesday 14th September

It’s a great weekend and a wonderful chance to raise money for  Brain Tumour Research

 I will be taking part again with the family on this fantastic weekend on the Isle of Wight participating in the 6 mile sponsored walk (not the 15 mile sponsored walk as I think that would be one step too far for my children!). This lovely event is organised by Brain Tumour Research member charity brainstrust. Last year there were 17 (plus 4 dogs) in my party – it was wonderful to be beside the sea, and the views from the cliff top were just stunning! We were delighted to have our patron Ian Reddington and his family on the team. Between us, we raised about £1,000 for Ali’s Dream and Brain Tumour Research.

 We were fed and watered brilliantly all the while, from a hearty cooked breakfast and pub lunch to tea and cakes, a beer tent and a hog roast at the finish. On the Friday we were entertained by some great bands and on the Saturday we also had a raffle, auction and quiz night, as well as some ceilidh dancing for those of us with any energy left!

It’s a great opportunity to raise money for your favourite brain tumour charity, either by sponsoring us or coming along and doing the walk yourself. We stay at Brighstone Holiday Centre (which has a heated swimming pool, much to my children’s delight), and you can opt for long or short routes which are mainly off road.

For further details and to register please visit www.bigwightmatter.co.uk

Registration for the whole weekend is just £45 per family (two adults and two children of 16 or under). Tickets for additional children are £7.50 ea.

Otherwise registration is £15 per adult and £7.50 per child. Book online now

Tickets include organised walks and an off road cycle challenge, access to the beer tent and a quiz on Friday. Live music and dancing on Saturday night, with a hog roast, as well as all the costs associated with organising a fab family festival weekend. There is a BBQ on the Friday night, for which separate tickets need to be bought (only £5 for adults or £3 Under 16s) and they must be purchased with the weekend tickets.

Once brainstrust have received your booking, they can offer discounted travel, and also hugely discounted accommodation on site at Brighstone

To book online, simply click here to visit the brainstrust ‘tickets’ page, or call them on 01983 292405.

Tickets are also available for the Saturday night only which includes a hog roast, live music and bar. Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child (16 and under).

 Raise sponsorship for your walks and have the cost of your ticket refunded.

Big Wight Matter is being organised to support the charities brainstrust and other Brain Tumour Research members.

As they’re putting this event on to raise as much money as possible, they’ve agreed that each person that raises enough sponsorship for their walks will have the price of their ticket refunded if they want. For more information, visit our tickets page.

For help with sponsorship, and for your free fundraising pack, contact Tessa Watson at brainstrust on 07948 400329 or email tessa@brainstrust.org.uk


Once again, brainstrust have organized some very special rates with Brighstone Holiday Centre for this event. Click here for more details.


Red Funnel has agreed a 20% discount off travel for this event. When you have registered you will receive the code which you enter when booking with Red Funnel. For more information on getting to Big Wight Matter, simply click here

Don’t forget to set up a Brain Tumour Research JustGiving Page for sponsorship which means we get the gift aid back on any sponsorship you raise really easily.  Then all you need to do is send an email with the link to all your family, friends and colleagues and you’ll be surprised just how generous everyone is and how much you will raise to help us raise funds for much needed brain tumour research.

I look forward to seeing you there

 Sue x

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