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Peter ‘To Be In Her Shoes’ for crazy fund-raising walk

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An East Cowes man is doing a charity walk with a difference – in women’s stilettos – to raise money for Wight Dash in Newport.

Peter May’s walk will take place on Sunday, May 29 at 11am, from his business at Fort View Tyres, Fakenham Farm, St Helens, arriving at The Shoreside Cafe, East Cowes Promenade, no later than 5pm.

Peter, a size nine, explained: “I, personally, will do the walk in stiletto boots with a minimum four-inch heel height, but I’m looking for a dozen or so other guys to take on this challenge and gain sponsorship wearing any form of women’s shoes they can do the walk in.

“They can also join in for the final two miles from Whippingham as long as they have gained some sponsorship.

“I’m doing this crazy walk for Wight Dash, a Newport-based charity which has offered an amazing domestic abuse support hub for many years. The local support has been great and, so far, I’ve raised more than £1,500 in sponsorship.

“To keep the momentum and awareness going, I’ve also been doing a few challenges which people have pledged money for. One was a high-speed tyre change in heels, which a lady donated £50 to see, Another, coming up on March 23, is a full day at work fitting tyres. So far, four ladies have pledged £200 for me to do this and we will make a bit of a fun day of that up at Fakenham Farm.

“I’m sure there will also be a few more challenges before the main event. Once Jane and Eric’s Shoreside Cafe begins its season next month, I will try and arrange something else down at East Cowes Promenade.”

The Facebook page for the event is To Be In Her Shoes Charity Walk and you can support Peter here.