Great show of support from Phillips Solicitors

They have been great Our Partner supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity - and the Phillips Solicitors team were delighted to hand over a cheque for £7,098 after another successful year of fundraising.

The giant cheque represented the end result of various fundraising activities for Ark, which was Phillips' Charity of the Year for 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Among the activities that bought in the pounds were home-made cake sales and a Christmas hamper raffle, while two members of the Phillips team signed-up as Arkriders, taking part in last summer’s Ark to Arc challenge which saw 34 fundraisers cycle from the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Money was also raised by Phillips team runners who took part in the Phillips Basingstoke Half-Marathon, held last October. In its fourth year as headline sponsor, Team Phillips was able to raise £2,085 through sponsorship and this was match-funded by Greenham Common Trust through The Good Exchange fundraising portal.

Phillips Director Jonathan Pender said: “I feel our colleagues have really got behind the Ark Cancer Centre Charity over the last two years because we all know of someone who has battled against cancer.

“The charity is aiming to raise £5million towards a cancer treatment centre that will help and support people in the Basingstoke and north Hampshire area. Once the centre is open, it will make a huge difference to help local people.”

Impressed with the amount of money raised over the past year, fellow Director Hayley Eachus said: "As a Basingstoke company, it’s important to us to support a local charity as one of the ways in which we give something back into the community.”

Mark Jones, Ark Cancer Centre Charity Director of Fundraising and Communications, went along to the firm’s Town Gate offices, in London Street, to thank the Phillips Solicitors team for their great support.

He said: “Your support has been very much appreciated and the money you have raised will go towards helping deliver the much-needed cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area.

“Phillips Solicitors have not only raised important funds for the charity but also helped to raise the profile of the charity and the cancer treatment centre project. Thank you for making a difference."

Picture caption: Mark Jones, holding cheque left, and members of the Phillips Solicitors team.