Tammy Kent puts the spotlight on WPM Sports and Social Club as a place for people to go to in Gosport
The WPM Sports and Social Club is a quaint little club in Whites Place in Gosport.
It was founded in June 1981 by the workers in The Wall Paper Manufacturers in The Sanderson Centre in Gosport, hence the name WPM.
The workers and their families wanted a nice friendly place to go after work and at the weekends.
More recently the doors have been opened to a wider clientele.
Steven Trowern a 47-year- old father of six and grand father of six was born and bred in Gosport and happily took over the reigns as social secretary two years ago.
He has been in charge of many a fun night with bands, raffles and Christmas sale evenings.
‘I enjoy the challenge and my job is made that much easier with the support of the committee members and family,’ said Steve.
Last year Steve organised a trip to the theatre to watch a pantomime but this year the panto is coming to Gosport.
Once again he has pulled out all the stops and managed to get Beauty & the Beast to come to the club for the member’s children.
Membership is open to anyone and is priced at just £5 per person.
As well as organising all these events, The WPM have held events and raised money for Cancer Research, the British Heart Foundation and the Nurofibromotosis Foundation.
It’s a great club that my children and I have been made very welcome at.
We will be popping in on Halloween for a children’s fancy dress disco after we have been down Gosport High Street where the newly found ‘Love Gosport’ group have persuaded many shops to stay open late and will be offering treats for the children as well as money off vouchers for the adults.
I also have it on good authority that there will be spooky surprises and friends around the town that are well worth a look. You can find Love Gosport on Facebook.
n Tammy Kent is a single
mum of six who has lived in Gosport all her life.
She runs various charity
events at her party shop – Tammy’s One Stop Party Shop, which is behind Rosie’s
Kitchen in Rowner Road,