SWINDON coffee drinkers will give something back to the communities who have helped make their favourite brew.

For each cup of coffee their restaurant sells next week, the Campanile Hotel will hand over half the menu price to charity.

The initiative, which is part of UK Coffee Week, will see the cash given to the Allegra Foundation charity’s Project Waterfall campaign.

It aims to bring clean drinking water and sanitation to coffee-growing communities around the world - and particularly in coffee hotspots like Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Vaidas Victaravicius, general manager at the Campanile Hotel in Swindon, said: “It’s often overlooked that water – the basic ingredient needed to enjoy a cup of coffee – isn’t readily available to the communities that grow coffee beans that billions of us enjoy, which is why we are getting behind this initiative and would encourage others to join us.

“Project Waterfall is a fantastic cause that has so far delivered safe water to 27,000 people in under-developed countries during the past six years through donations from the public.

“We’d urge as many people as possible to drop by at some point to have a quick brew that will make a difference.”

UK Coffee Week runs from Monday, April 16, to Sunday, April 22.