Rob's ultra-marathon feat Merits a medal

He really did go the extra mile, and then some, for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now Rob Spencer can truly be crowned an ultra-marathon king.

Rob, 31, was one of hundreds of participants in the 2018 Race to the King event, which saw entrants run, jog or walk from the breathtaking Slindon Estate in Slindon National Park, through the spectacular South Downs Way, in West Sussex, and finish 53.5 miles later at the statue of King Alfred in the heart of Winchester.

Super supporters help out at rugby club event

Ark Cancer Centre Charity was delighted to have a stall at Basingstoke RFC's Community Open Day on Sunday - and we'd like to say a big thank-you to fab supporters Debbie Loveridge and Sharon Allen.

Rotary bookbench gets a new home

It was one of the most popular bookbenches on the Sitting With Jane bookbench trail – and now it has a new home.

Sitting With Jane was one of the most high-profile events in Hampshire in 2017 as the county hosted a series of events and activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of world-famous author Jane Austen, who spent the first 25 years of her life in Steventon near Basingstoke.

Jane and Nathan team up to help Ark

lnspirational MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire is teaming up with a fellow top Hampshire chef for a special event that will raise money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Jane, who is a great supporter of Ark, will be joining forces with Nathan Cradduck, head chef at The Chestnut Horse, as they create a stunning seven-course tasting menu at a Hampshire Food Festival event on Thursday, July 5.

De La Rue choose Ark as 2018-19 Charity of the Year

Delighted to announce that after a staff vote, the lovely people at De La Rue head office in Basingstoke have chosen Ark Cancer Centre Charity as their charity of the year for 2018-19.

Thank you so much to bid writer Alison Reijman for the nomination, and to all those who voted for Ark - your support is much appreciated.

Rob is ready to Race to the King

He's been training for months – and now D-day is less than 48 hours away for Merit Group ultra-marathon man Rob Spencer.

On Saturday, Rob will be taking part in the gruelling Race to the King event as he pulls in the pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, which is Merit Group’s Charity of the Year for 2018.

Elisa and friends get muddy for good causes

Fundraiser Elisa Owen and friends tackled a muddy obstacle course and pulled in the pounds for various good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Elisa, who is a practice nurse in Andover, her sister Claire, from Wiltshire, and friend Dee, from Basingstoke, all raised funds for Ark by taking part in this year’s Basingstoke Pretty Muddy 5K event at Down Grange last Saturday.

Ark supporters honoured at A Place to be Proud of Awards

Congratulations to Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who celebrated well-deserved success and recognition at the 2018 A Place to be Proud of Awards.

Ark Our Partner supporter Champion Group won the Business and the Community award following a public vote, and fellow Ark Our Partner supporter Lamb Brooks was one of the other two finalists in the same category.

The fabulous Arkriders, who have so far raised more than £170,000 for Ark, were also nominated for awards at the 2018 event and were among the finalists in the Community Project category.

Unum team get into gear for car wash fundraiser

Sponges, buckets and cloths were the order of the day as the team at Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporter Unum got stuck into a sponsored car wash.

Over the next two years, colleagues at Unum Basingstoke are taking part in various events and activities that will help to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark and its appeal to raise £5million for a much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area – and the car wash is the latest event.

Rotary award for Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee

Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees has been honoured with a prestigious Rotary award.

Merv was one of two recipients of a Paul Harris Award - named after the founder of Rotary International - at the annual Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club Charities Night.