The community pulls together once again

Our columnist Tammy Kent, the founder of Tammy's One Stop Party Shop and a Gosport resident, talks about fundraising activities for Harbour Cancer Support

Wednesday, 21st September 2016, 6:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:34 pm
Tammy Kent has highlighted how Gosport residents are supporting a number of charities over the next month

Helena Heath is a well-known name around Gosport, mainly for her tattoos and artistry.

But more recently she has been known for ARTFEST.

Helena, an avid David Bowie fan, was so upset when the legendary musician passed, that she formed ARTFEST in his honour and held it at Katies, in The Precinct, Gosport.

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It was an evening of fun, with a music memorabilia raffle and an auction with more than 20 pieces of art that were donated by local artists.

More than £960 was raised on the night and donated to The Harbour Cancer Support Centre in Gosport.

The centre is upstairs in Gosport bus station and supports people with cancer, as well as their loved ones, and people who have lost family members to the disease.

They hold coffee mornings, art sessions and one-to-one sessions to help anyone who needs support.

Helena is back again this weekend with ARTFEST Part Two!

Once again local artists have come together to create a wonderful auction, including artwork from Shirley Windle who attends the relaxing Harbour cancer art sessions every Friday after losing her husband to cancer.

Everyone is welcome to come along to Katies this Saturday, from 7pm, with the auction lots on show.

The auction will start at 8.30pm with every piece starting at just £1.

Artists are welcome to bring along any work they would like to donate from 6.30pm.

Once again, I will be the auctioneer and hopefully achieve our £1,000 target for The Harbour Support Centre.

There will be a raffle with tickets on sale at just £1 per strip, with many prizes.

The newly-formed Brockhurst Primary School is opening its doors on Friday, September 30, to raise money for the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

It would like to welcome anyone from the local community, not just parents or families from the school.

The Fox Tavern is raising money for Macmillan that day also.

Cake is on the agenda but beer or wine will be available, as well as coffee.

Tammy’s One Stop Party Shop (behinds Rosies Kitchen, on Rowner Road) will be supporting both events by supplying tea, coffee and hot chocolate.