L-R: Max Donner and Heather Shepherd



Friday 27th September will see numerous coffee mornings hosted across the South Coast in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support, but only one is set to take place onboard a fleet of boats in picturesque Osborne Bay, off the Isle of Wight.

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This innovative take on a coffee morning is being hosted by employees from Portsmouth-based Ballistic RIBs and Boat Club Trafalgar, both part of the Trafalgar Group. The teams plan to raise vital funds to support people living with cancer.

They will be serving home-made cakes, cooked by the team on board ‘Selene’, a 22’ powerboat, along with fresh coffee donated by the Raw Bean Coffee Company.

Coffee and cake deliveries will be made to boaters and water-bourne visitors in Osborne Bay between 10:30 and 14:30 in rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) on loan from Ballistic.

The team are inviting everyone to come along, and support the incredible work done by Macmillan for the growing number of people with cancer who need their help. And you can arrive by whatever boat, vessel or watersports activity you like.

Heather Shepherd, event organiser, says:

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 “Cancer affects and touches many lives, and we wanted to do something a little different for our ‘Floating’ World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, to support Macmillan. So, doing it by getting as many people out on the water as possible, seemed like a fun idea.

“Everyone is welcome to come and help raise much-needed money for people living with cancer. And you can arrive however you like – by kayak, paddle board, rowing boat, powerboat, dinghy or sailing yacht! Just remember to bring a donation for your coffee and cake!”

Osborne Bay has been chosen as a beautiful anchorage and popular destination for boating enthusiasts and is in easy reach of Cowes, Portsmouth, Southampton and the western Solent.

Additionally, the Floating Macmillan Coffee Morning will receive an on-water visit from the Bubblehead Rowers, a team of 4 professional divers taking part in the 3,000 miles Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Row in aid of Wessex Cancer. One of the team’s wives is suffering from cancer.

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Every 2 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, and over 2.5 million people suffering with the disease. Numbers are set to grow to nearly 4 million by 2030. Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and cannot support the growing number of people with cancer, without the public’s help.

For more details visit the Coffee Morning event invite and RSVP to Heather Shepherd by email [email protected].

The coffee morning is taking place Friday 27 September, between 10.30-14.30 in the middle of Osbourne Bay. The boats will be located in Osbourne Bay in the approximate vicinity of 50°45’29.3″N 01°15’10.8″W – https://what3words.com/eggshell.persuade.glory.

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