Mammoth effort to provide community space in Gosport

The opening of Tammy's One Stop Party Shop in Rowner, Gosport, with Tammy Kent on the right''''Picture: Paul Talbot
The opening of Tammy's One Stop Party Shop in Rowner, Gosport, with Tammy Kent on the right''''Picture: Paul Talbot
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Friends, family, residents and local businesses clubbed together to renovate a room so it can be used by the whole Gosport community.

A room at Rosie’s Kitchen in Rowner Road has been transformed into a warm welcoming space called Tammy’s One Stop Party Shop, which was officially unveiled last Saturday.

The room can be whatever people want it to be

Tammy Kent

The project was the brainchild of Gosport resident Tammy Kent, who wanted a place for groups to meet, hold charity events, parties or anything they want, in a nice environment.

The grand opening arrived after four months of hard work from a host of individuals and companies giving their time for free to turn around a dilapidated room.

Tammy said: ‘The room can be whatever people want it to be. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without everyone’s help.

‘Wickes’ generosity blew me away, so a very big thank you to them.’

The ceiling had to be re-built and a plasterer was found after a plea in The News.

Wickes in Fareham supplied all the equipment to re-build the ceiling and donated 14 cans of paint.

Some of the people involved in the mammoth effort, included Jed Pearce, Brett Evans, Jason Ginn, Paul Talbot and old school friend Paul Allen, who bought new carpet and lino as an act of charity for his 40th birthday.

There were many other friends and family involved.

The first event to take place is a coffee morning from 11.30am to 1pm today.

It is hosted by Jeanette Perry and it is in aid of Age UK Gosport.

For more information visit facebook.com/TammysOneStopPartyShop