IceCreamchequeThe Earl Mountbatten Hospice has received a cheque for £320 thanks to the efforts of a local ice cream company.

Nick Cane of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice shop in Cowes received the cheque from Gary Hall of The Plaza Ices, Cowes. The money was raised from sales of ice cream to walkers on this year’s Walk the Wight.

Gary said: “Although £320 is a significant amount it was the shame that the rain came just at the time when we should have had peak sales. To be honest, by about 2.30 at Freshwater Bay most walkers just wanted to get their heads down and finish.

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“Some regular walkers commented how they look forward to seeing us at Freshwater Bay every year and it keeps them going, and another commented that our ice cream helps them on the climb to reach Tennyson’s monument!”

The Plaza Ices having been donating funds from Ice Cream sales to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice since 2007 and have now raised over £3500.

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