Spark Community Space coffee mornings

Southsea community rallies in support of Spark Community Space for first coffee mornings


Southsea has welcomed a new charity with open arms as it holds its first physical events to provide a safe and friendly space for everyone.

Inclusive and supportive charity Spark Community Space was founded in October 2020 by Becki Simmons, who has been on the hunt for a physical space for the organisation ever since.

Thanks to local businesses and the community, Becki has been able to find a temporary base at Sherlock’s Bar in Clarendon Road, Southsea, where she has been hosting coffee mornings for three weeks.

Spark's Becki outside Sherlocks Bar

The events, which run from 11am until 3pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, have seen people from across the city show up and support Becki and her cause.

Becki started the charity to support people who feel like they don’t fit in, inspired by her own journey after undergoing emergency brain surgery.

Becki hopes to empower others to conquer their fears and spend some time chatting with others, and the impact of the coffee mornings can be seen already.

The next big goal is to find a space for the charity to call its own, but for now Becki is extremely grateful to Richard Peckham, co-owner of Sherlock’s Bar, who has opened up the bar as a temporary home.

Portsmouth City Councillor Chris Attwell has supported Spark since its launch and said: ‘Becki’s commitment to promoting community and supporting others is truly inspiring. I am proud to know Becki and to support Spark Community Space’s work.’


The above is an extract form the original article on The News website.

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