Basingstoke Rotary Charity Dinner delivers Spring boost

Generous guests ensured a Basingstoke Rotary Club Charity Dinner gave local charities a real Spring in their step by raising more than £18,000.

One-hundred-and-sixty people attended the black-tie event on a beautiful evening at Audleys Wood Hotel (April 19) – and an enjoyable and memorable evening delivered a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Home-Start North West Hampshire and other local Rotary-backed charities.

Clarke & Son smash £50,000 fundraising target

It was an ambitious fundraising target – but legal eagles from a Basingstoke law firm have absolutely smashed their goal of raising £50,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Clarke & Son Solicitors, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of the fledgling charity in February 2015 – and the team also supported Ark’s £5million appeal, which will help to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre, in 2016-17.

50:50 Club March 2018 Prizewinners

Our Prizewinners for March are :

1st Prize - Sheila May Farrelly

2nd Prize - Betty Bond

3rd Prize - Mary Springer


Check back every month to find out who is our lucky winner. (All Winners will be notified by post)

Congratulation to those of you who have won and good luck for next time!

Have a spring clear-out and help Ark

Spring has finally sprung, so this is a great time to have a spring clear-out of your wardrobe and help Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

If you have a bit of spare time over the Easter break or coming weeks, why not fill up a bag or two with clothes or shoes you no longer want and take them to an Ark Bag It Up recycling bank.

It's been just over 18 months since Ark became a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

Rugby Club quiz produces great result for Ark

The first Basingstoke Rugby Club Charity Quiz produced a winning result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity as more than £1,250 was raised for the good cause.

Teams from sponsors of the rugby club, many of which are also Ark supporters, took part in the inaugural quiz at the club’s Down Grange headquarters. Ark is the charity of the year of Basingstoke RFC President Dr Steve Tristram.

In a close-fought contest, the PDCM team, led by Basingstoke RFC vice-chairman Dave Cook, pipped a team from Lamb Brooks Solicitors to first place after a tie-break.

Ark daredevils gear up for abseil

Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who have a head for heights are set to abseil down an iconic Hampshire landmark to raise funds for the charity.

The ultimate Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience gives members of the public an opportunity to abseil down the side of the spectacular Portsmouth building.

Various dates between Friday, March 30 and Monday, August 27 have been designated as Public Abseil dates, and several Ark supporters have already signed up for the breathtaking challenge.

Rotary boxing event delivers boost for Ark

It was honours even in a boxing contest involving two of sport’s fiercest rivals – but the big winner was local good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity, as nearly £20,000 was raised at a high-profile Basingstoke event.

Some of England’s best young boxers took on their counterparts from Wales in the 18th Basingstoke Deane Charity International Boxing tournament last Friday.

Beaufort team aim high for Ark

The team at Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner Beaufort Financial have revealed more details of how they will be supporting the charity in 2018.

Beaufort Financial chose World Cancer Day on February 4 to announce that staff will once again be backing 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.

50:50 Club February 2018 Prizewinners

Our 2018 February Prizewinners are:-

1st Prize  -  Louise Funnell

2nd Prize - Nick Ward

3rd Prize - Helen & Julian Ricketts


There is still time to join the 50:50 Club and have the chance of winning yourself - Why dont you contact us and find out more!


Nick's positive message after gruelling cancer journey

He has come through a battle with tongue cancer – and now Nick Anderson is keen to spread the word about the power of positivity as well as showing his support for a local cancer charity.

Father-of-three Nick is just glad to be alive after enduring a gruelling personal journey that has seen him re-evaluate life.

“This all started at the end of 2016 when I thought I had bitten my tongue very badly,” said Nick. “The pain got more and more intense over several weeks, and I was eventually referred to consultant oral maxillofacial surgeon Michael Bater.