Beaufort team's great investment of support for Ark

The dynamic team at a thriving financial firm have given timely support to Ark Cancer Centre Charity by adopting it as their Charity of the Year for 2018.

The team at Beaufort Financial chose World Cancer Day on February 4 to announce that they will once again be supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s mission to raise £5million towards a trailblazing cancer treatment centre that will help and support people in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) area.

It’s the third year in a row that the Beaufort Financial team have backed Ark – and several members of the company have played key roles in the success story that has seen the charity’s fundraising campaign hit £1.8m.

Beaufort Financial, which has clients in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the South of England, offers a comprehensive service to clients looking for a personal, bespoke approach to their financial affairs.

Some members of the firm have taken part in half-marathons and fundraising cycle rides – including JOGLE16 (John O’Groats to Land’s End) and the Ark to Arc ride – which have collectively raised well over £100,000 for Ark.

Beaufort Financial director Mark Dolby, who was inspired to support the charity after losing close members of his family to cancer, said the team are delighted to be supporting Ark for a third year.

Mark said: “World Cancer Day, when everyone is encouraged to unite in the fight against cancer, was the perfect day for Beaufort Financial to announce that we have chosen to renew our Charity of the Year support for Ark. 

“I and other members of the team have been delighted to support the charity over the last two years. We look forward to continuing to make a difference in 2018 as we raise more funds for, and awareness of, Ark’s campaign to raise £5m towards the new cancer treatment centre.”

Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees said: “The team at Beaufort Financial are great Our Partner supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity and the cancer treatment centre project, and I am delighted and grateful that they have chosen to back the charity again in 2018.”

The £5m that Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising will ensure a range of support services and complementary therapies are available alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments in a calm and uplifting environment.

The new centre will largely be funded by HHFT, and it will most likely be built on the existing Basingstoke hospital site.

Picture captions:

The Beaufort Financial team are supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity for the third year running. Beaufort Financial director and leading Ark supporter Mark Dolby (front left) and Ark Cancer Centre Charity director of fundraising and communications Mark Jones (right) get ready to give Beaufort’s Sam Tait a helping hand as he gears up to train for this year’s Arkriders’ Basingstoke to Bournemouth bike ride taking place on July 14-15.

Picture by Sean Dillow of thebigcheesephotography.co.uk