Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise money across the Island

Cafes, businesses and churches are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support across the Island on Friday morning (September 28).

The Vintage Tea Rooms in Pyle Street, Newport, have their green balloons up in support of the cancer charity and invite anyone to come along to try their delicious cakes.

Newport Minster’s coffee shop are also holding an event to raise money for those in need of support during their battle with the disease.

Larger businesses are doing their part to raise funds too, with Hovertravel proud to support the world’s biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan.

Throughout the morning Hovertravel customers will be able to buy tea, coffee and cakes prior to boarding.

Hovertravel raising money for Macmillan

“The Macmillan Coffee Morning brings the nation together to collect donations for a very worthy cause,” explains Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel.

“We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to get involved as they travel with us. Our HoverTrolley crew will be serving as many passengers as they can with hot drinks and a range of baked goodies, hoping to collect as much money as possible before the short flight.”

The fundraising isn’t just limited to Friday however, as on Saturday (September 29), Travis Perkins are hosting a Walk on the Wight from Bembridge Fort, all the way to the Needles Battery in the West Wight.

Vintage Tea Rooms have their green balloons up in support

They are hoping to raise £3000 for the charity through the 26 mile walk and you can text to donate by texting TPIW68 and type an amount up to £10 and send to 70070.

The Highdown Inn in Totland are also doing their bit for Macmillan on Saturday.

From 7 – 9pm they’ll have traditional Nepalese Gurkha Curries on sale followed by Mariachi band, Vote Pedro adding their own spicy variety of magic to the evening from 8 – 11pm.

Tickets for the Highdown Inn event are priced at £12.50 and include entertainment and a curry. To book call 01983 613827.