STAFF at the Empire cinema are giving away free ice cream cones today in a bid to raise £750 for The Adver’s 160 Appeal in aid of Prospect Hospice.

Cinemagoers and anyone walking into the multiplex will be offered a scoop of their favourite Ben and Jerry’s flavour as part of the brand’s national Free Cone Day in exchange for a small donation for the Wroughton charity.

They will also be invited to take their chance at a fetestyle games and enjoy a variety of activities, including face-painting.

One scoop of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream normally costs £2.50.