Last weekend’s Drive-in Cinema event has so far raised around £18,000 for the Isle of Wight branch of the Wessex Cancer Trust.

Some 750 cars booked to attend the 2-day event at Sandown Airport, with 8 films shown on a giant LED screen over the weekend including Jurassic Park, The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing, Bridesmaids, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Grease and The Hangover.

The event was sponsored by Hose Rhodes Dickson, Fidelity International, Find Us On Web, ICRTouch and Novum Law. 

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Wessex Cancer Trust’s Regional Fundraiser, Laura Joyce, said:

“We’re so grateful to everyone who attended and donated at the weekend, we hope you had a great time! We’re always overwhelmed at the popularity of our drive-in cinemas and it was great to see everyone getting into the spirit of the event, we even had some cinema-goers arrive in full fancy dress!

“Most importantly, the fundraising total of £18,000 is massive and it will make a huge difference to Island families living with cancer.  Thank you so much for supporting Wessex Cancer Trust – we hope to see you all again at our Christmas Drive In later this year.”

Wessex Cancer Trust’s next major fundraising event is Rainbow Run – Bubble Fun, a 3km family fun run featuring giant inflatables, powder paint and bubbles. The event takes place at Sandown Airport on Sunday 18th July. To sign up, go to

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