Supporting the battle against cancer

FUNDRAISERS Jane Kent with friends and family at her coffee morning
FUNDRAISERS Jane Kent with friends and family at her coffee morning
Southbound traffic on Fratton Bridge passing the northbound SGN roadworks Picture Byron Melton

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Fantastic news this week, with Dannii Ray’s brave the shave for Macmillan raising £900.

Fantastic news this week, after Dannii Rays brave the shave for Macmillan raised £900

It was a fabulous event with lots of people attending, as well as Rachel Fendle, Hazel Doughty and Lizzie Meldrum selling gifts for the charity.

Dannii said: ‘I’m so proud, thank you everyone for coming and keep donating.’

Last Saturday at Tammys One Stop Party Shop, it was once again thriving with new coffee loving friends, we drank and ate cake whilst raising money for Harbour Cancer Support Centre in Gosport.

Jane Kent who is dealing with Breast Cancer said: ‘Its been wonderful to go and talk to them sometimes about things I feel are insignificant but to me they are important and Harbour Cancer Support just seem to understand.

‘They have been a great help to myself and my children.’

Coffee was flowing from our new machine, which was donated by Kirsty Truman and lots of cakes were baked by Paul Talbot, who lost his wife Pat nearly one year ago to Cancer and Jane’s dad, Fred Ward from Bridgemary.

More than £140 was raised, lots of Carson the Crab key rings, magnets, pin badges and trolley tokens were sold, as well as raffles and blackouts run by Helen Davis and Shirley Money-Neave.

The Mayor of Gosport Keith Farr said: ‘Days like this wouldn’t be so successful without everyone pulling together.

‘There’s a great team here and I am always happy to come and support them.’

This week at Tammys One Stop Party Shop there is a Summer Show with Strawberry Dan, with a magic show, balloon modelling and candy floss. Tickets are just £3 for the event on August 26 at 1pm.

Strawberry Dan is an entertainer who calls himself a professional Idiot, is probably a good description because as well as juggling knives he also is an escapologist.

We are looking for crafty people to hold workshops over the next few months so if you would like to teach people to knit, crotchet, sew, paint, make cards or ice cakes, or you would like to learn please get in touch now. The new ‘Crafty Coffee & Cake Classes’ will start in September.

Friday 25 September will be Macmillans ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning’ from 11am in memory of Pat White as we will be remembering her 1 year anniversary of when cancer took her from her family. Pat always did a big Coffee Morning for Macmillan so we will do this one for her.

Tammy Kent is a single mum of 6, who has lived in Gosport her whole life. She runs various charity events at Tammys One Stop Party Shop, which is behind Rosies Kitchen in Rowner Road in Gosport. The shop has only been open since 6 June and has raised almost £2,000 for 7 charities so far.