Atomic Rapture to perform Blondie classics for Ark

They are a great tribute band - and now Atomic Rapture are set to perform Blondie classics at a special charity night that will help Ark.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 is the date for the diary as Atomic Rapture perform live at the Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke.

A night of fabulous music is in store for everyone who comes along to the concert, which will raise funds for Ark and Help For Heroes - two charities that are supported by drummer Dave Taylor and colleagues at leading Basingstoke-based company Centerprise International.

Bison and Zizzi serve up support for Ark

Basingstoke Bison players, fans and the team at Zizzi Restaurant have served up a fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Long-time Bison sponsors Zizzi opened their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, November 8, for the latest of their popular nights which saw some of the Herd become waiters for the evening.

Bison head coach Doug Sheppard and several members of the team were on hand to serve, and chat to, some of the loyal fans of the Herd who came along to the Top of The Town restaurant.

Jane portrait goes to a very good home

It couldn't have gone to a more appropriate new owner – a painting of Basingstoke author Jane Austen is now hanging in pride of place in the home of the borough’s ‘first lady’ also called Jane.

Mayoress Councillor Jane Frankum is the proud owner of the lovely picture of the world-famous author after her sons, the borough’s Mayor Cllr Paul Frankum and Tony, successfully bid for it in an online charity auction that has raised funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Rotary Concert will help Ark

Good music and good causes are set to be a winning combination as a rousing annual charity concert raises the rafters and pounds at a world-famous Basingstoke venue.

The Anvil is the perfect place to see and hear great music being performed, and on Sunday, January 28, The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane will be hosting another fabulous and memorable event at the award-winning concert hall.

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will be centre stage as they entertain the audience by playing their way through an impressive, and wide-ranging, repertoire.

Memorable Rotary concert raises £6K for Ark

An award-winning Belgian choir delivered a spectacular performance at a Rotary-organised concert – delighting a packed church and resulting in a £6,000 boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

All Saints Church in Odiham was the splendid setting for the concert by the internationally-renowned Lyricanto Choir on Saturday, November 4.

The special event was organised by The Rotary Club of Odiham and Hook and The Rotary Club of Colfontaine-Borinage in Belgium. Rotarian and accomplished organist Jean-Michel Sapin was one of the key figures in bringing the choir to Odiham.

Hospital panto players' show of support for Ark

It's nearly pantomime season - oh yes it is - and this year, Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be one of the chosen charities that the wonderful Hampshire Hospitals Pantomime Players (HHPP) will be supporting.

Ark, North Hampshire Medical Fund, and The Pink Place will all benefit from this year's HHPP panto - and, as ever, it's set to be a fun, entertaining and memorable show.

Male voice choirs team up to support Ark

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and Hart Male Voice Choir are set to deliver an Autumnal boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by performing at a special joint concert.

All Saints’ Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke, will be the venue for the charity concert on the evening of Wednesday, November 15 – and everyone who comes along is in for a marvellous musical feast.

50:50 Club October 2017 Prizewinners

The 50/50 Club is the Ark Cancer Centre Charities monthly prize draw. Just £5.00 buys your monthly entry into the draw, and you can buy as many tickets as you like.

Why not contact us to find out more and join the 50:50 Club for 2018?

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The Winners for October are:


1st Prize  - Neil Henke


2nd prize - Peter Murphy


3rd Prize - Nick Ward


Beaufort Financial quiz delivers boost for Ark

They are great Our Partner supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now the team at Beaufort Financial have delivered another boost to the good cause by organising a successful Charity Quiz Night.

The Tea Bar in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the latest fundraiser, and 12 teams from various local businesses took part.

Bison and Zizzi serve up treat for fans and Ark

Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison players are set to serve up a treat for fans of the Herd and a fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Long-time Bison sponsor Zizzi will be opening their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, November 8 for the first of three charity nights which will see some of the Herd become waiters for the evening. 

Bison head coach Doug Sheppard and several members of the team will be on hand to serve, and chat to, the diners who come along to the popular Top of The Town restaurant in Basingstoke.