Running the Great South Run for a great cause

Running the Great South Run for a great cause

Aina Sutka and Laura Collins both work in the marketing team at The Queens Hotel, Portsmouth and they will be taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday October 16.

As well as taking on a personal challenge to complete the 10-mile course in a creditable time, the pair wanted to raise funds for a local cause that already has links with the hotel – SPARK Community Space.

We wanted to support the important work this inspirational charity does in the community. What’s more, the abundant energy and enthusiasm that founder, Becki Simmons, brings to the charity always bowls us over.

SPARK Community Space aims to help people who don’t feel like they fit in, to access the support and services they need, so they can ‘Spark’ back into life.

They welcome anyone who feels pushed aside or overlooked by society, whether that’s because of illness, disability, redundancy, lack of qualifications or any other reason.

Learning that Aina and Laura will be running for her charity, Becki, said: “We are so pleased and grateful that Aina and Laura from the amazing Queens hotel have chosen Spark Community Space as their charity to run the Great South Run – you guys are superb and our heroes.”

SPARK Community Space is just about to move into a new permanent home at the Pompey Centre in Fratton Way. Funds that Aina and Laura raise will be used to make the empty space feel more welcoming.


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