A MOBILE coffee business is appealing for support in providing free hot drinks and snacks for healthcare workers.

Brothers Mike and James King, co-founders of Whistle Coffee in Brighton, want to take their van to hospitals, care homes and other units to offer teas, coffees and cakes to NHS staff free of charge.

Mike, 29, said: “We want to get out there as soon as possible and we’re calling out to any suppliers who can help.

"We’re looking for roasters who can help with beans, dairies who can provide milk and bakeries who could supply cakes.

“We’ve also set up a GoFundMe page so we can get out and buy stock ourselves.

The Argus:

“If it’s as simple as a dairy farm chucking us a crate of milk we will make sure it ends up in the hands of people who really deserve it.”

Whistle Coffee is in talks with the Sussex Community Foundation Trust and Lewes Victoria Hospital will be the first site it attends this week.

To donate, go to gofundme.com and search for #WhistlefortheNHS.

  • At The Argus, we are championing the work of traders during the coronavirus pandemic as part of our #BackingSussexBusiness campaign. We are always interested to hear how the community is coming together in this crisis. If you know of a local business battling to do all it can in these tough times and/or offering support to the local community, please get in touch at laurie.churchman@theargus.co.uk and rose.lock@theargus.co.uk.