AN OUTDOOR charity event raised substantial funds for the Isle of Wight branch of the Wessex Cancer Trust.

Last weekend's drive-in cinema raised around £18,000, as around 750 cars booked to attend the two-day drive-in event, held at Sandown Airport, with eight films shown on a giant LED screen.

Jurassic Park, The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing, Bridesmaids, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Grease and The Hangover were aired.

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

Wessex Cancer Trust's regional fundraiser, Laura Joyce, said: "We're 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 will make a huge difference to Island families living with cancer."

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, July 18.

To sign up, go to