Isle of Wight Charity Walk Raising Money for Mind

A group of 15 colleagues from Crown Lift Trucks has completed a gruelling walking challenge, raising more than £5,300 for mental health charity MIND. The group walked the entire coastal perimeter of the Isle of Wight in an anti-clockwise direction, covering 62 miles of undulating paths.

Taking place in blazing sunshine, the walk saw the Crown group set off from East Cowes on the morning of Friday July 6th, walk through Friday night, and complete the task on Saturday morning. The 62 mile challenge was completed with plenty of blisters and aching limbs in just over 22 hours.

“It’s an experience we shall not forget,” Amy Holloway, Major Accounts & Contracts Administrator, one of the intrepid Crown walkers. “There were highs and lows, and certainly been some sights that will forever be burned in my memory!”

“It was an incredible experience,” added Mark Eccleston, Crown’s UK Sales Director. ”With virtually all of us suffering from blisters and other ailments, the commitment shown by the group to complete the task was amazing.”

MIND exists to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Further details at

If you’d like to donate to MIND and show your support for the Crown walkers, please visit:

About Crown Equipment Corporation – EMEA

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology supported by superior after-sales service. Crown’s business philosophy utilises vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown develops, produces and sells a broad range of forklifts, as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Germany, Australia, China and Singapore. Its employees number more than 15,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit

Share Article