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The Isle of Wight’s first drive-in Christmas cinema will take place at the beginning of December, in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust’s Building for the Future appeal.

Tickets have today (Friday) gone on sale for Drive-in Films for Christmas, which will feature 6 epic festive films screened over 2 days.

The charity has secured the support of headline sponsor WightFibre to host the event at Robin Hill on 1st and 2nd December.

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The films to be screened on the Saturday are Elf, Home Alone and Love Actually. On Sunday, The Polar Express, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Holiday will be aired.

All money raised from the event will go towards the charity’s £100,000 appeal to create a new cancer wellbeing centre on the Island. So far, around £62,000 has been raised, including more than £30,000 from the Inflatable Rainbow Run held in August.

Lorraine White, Community Engagement Manager for the Wessex Cancer Trust said:

“Following the incredible success of the Rainbow Run, we knew our next fundraiser had to be something special, so when we came up with the idea of hosting a drive-in Christmas cinema featuring everyone’s favourite festive films, we were really excited. We are especially thankful for the support of WightFibre, who have helped make our dream a reality.

“This is the perfect opportunity to cosy up in the car with your family, while watching a Christmas classic and raising money for Islanders affected by cancer in the process – it doesn’t get much better than that.”

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Tickets are available at https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/Event/christmas-cinema.

If you’re interested in advertising your business or Christmas event on the big screen at the event, contact [email protected] . All proceeds will go to the appeal.

(Screenings subject to film licences)

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