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Woolton Hill Christmas Shopping Event

Despite the dreadful weather, the ladies of Woolton Hill turned out in force to support a local Christmas shopping day. Over 100 started their Christmas shopping early on the 8th November with lots of local crafts on sale. Thank you to Lynn Furness, Pam Garland, Sarah Bowen and everyone involved in making such a good event happen.

Charity by Candlelight

The people of Newnham decided that the opportunity to have a world class cancer centre on their doorstep was not to be missed! So Clive Pinder and June James organised a charity event which included a candlelight concert in St Nicholas Church, Newnham with support from Chris James, local singer-songwriter and East Londoners, Andy and James who entertained the guests with well-known classics, which ended in the audience on its feet, singing along.

Mid Wales Coast to Coast

Thank you to George Bounds who took part in this event and walked 130 miles across a very wet Wales to help raise money towards the cancer centre.

Test Valley Golf Club Fashion Show 2013

Golfers put their best foot forward

The ladies golf team of the Test Valley Golf Club took to the catwalk to raise £1,300 for the charity through the show, held at the club in Micheldever Road, Overton.

Dawn Nicholson, ladies captain of the club, said: “The evening was a great success and just part of a series of activities undertaken this year in support of The Ark Cancer Centre Charity, which is an incredibly worthwhile cause that will potentially benefit every family in the area. Tickets sold out weeks before the show took place.”

Abseiling for our cancer centre

A big thank you to everyone who abseiled down the side of Basingstoke Hospital and helped raise some money for our Charity. Organised by Shopmobility in Basingstoke, this annual event sees individuals challenge themselves for Charity - amazing!

Sponsored Gymathon

A big thank you to Pearl Evans who took on a 13-hour exercise challenge to raise hundreds of pounds. Pearl, 66, walked, ran and cycled over three days to raise cash towards the cancer treatment centre.

Pearl said: “This is a cause that is close to my heart as I've lost family members and friends to cancer and can only imagine how difficult it must be to travel miles when you feel so unwell.” Pearl, who works at J&K Care Specialists, in New Street, Basingstoke, took on the challenge at Aspects of Fitness, based at Scrapps Hill.

Barclays Asset Finance 3 Peaks Team June 2013

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Our thanks to the team from Barclays Asset Finance who took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (24 miles, 3 peaks totalling 2,142m). Starting in the early hours of Saturday 14th September the team of 7 completed their challenge. Read on to feel inspired…

During the early hours of Saturday 14th September a team from across Asset Finance were taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (24 miles, 12 hours and 3 peaks - 2142m in height). The challenge was in aid of a new Cancer Treatment Centre which is due to be built in Basingstoke.

Local Garden Party

Local Ellisfield resident, Doreen Lonergan, opened her garden to friends and family to help raise funds for the Charity. Despite the bad weather on the day, the event was a great success, with help provided by the Ellisfield Ladies Club.

Farleigh House Charity Ride

Thank you to everyone who took part in this unique ride in the grounds of Farleigh House which covered 7.5 miles around the Farleigh Estate which is not normally open to the public. The event supported three local charities and we were privileged to have been chosen as one of them.

Ark Sailors - Fastnet Race

Thank you to surgeon Jonathan Blanshard and his crew for raising funds for us when he took part in the Fastnet race - sailing 608 miles in the Irish Sea for five days non-stop!

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