Cyclists gear up for Ark to Arc

Cyclists who want to take part in a fun challenge and make a difference to two local cancer charities are being urged to sign up for a fundraising ride to the heart of Paris.

Ark to Arc will take place between July 12 and July 16, 2017 and will see 40 riders support Ark Cancer Centre Charity, and Kingsclere-based Bike 4 Cancer.

The cyclists will set off from The Ark Conference Centre, where Ark Cancer Centre Charity is based, on July 12 and they will ride 255 miles to the Arc de Triomphe. On route, the riders will call in at Alencon, one of Basingstoke’s twin towns.

Get in gear for the Ark to Arc

THERE was a real party atmosphere at the Ark to Arc launch night – and the fun evening resulted in a fabulous fundraising boost.

The Tea Bar, in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the Ark to Arc celebration event – and the generous support of auction bidders and raffle ticket buyers saw £4,400 raised.

Winklebury Cycles kindly donated a bicycle that attracted a £600 bid, and an ipad, donated by the Champion Group, and a mini rugby ball signed by England World Cup winner Jason Robinson, and donated by Vitality UK, also pulled in the pounds.

RSM support really adds up

The team at RSM in Basingstoke have delivered a boost to a charity which is helping to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre in the Basingstoke area.

For the last two years, the RSM employees have taken part in various fundraising events to raise funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal.

In 2015, Mike Blain, office managing partner, and colleagues Tim Smith and Jo Gibbons were among the Ark100 team that raised funds for the charity by taking part in the 2015 Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half-Marathon.

50:50 Club December Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who has become a member of the 50:50 Club, making a regular donation to the Charity with the added bonus of having the chance to win a prize every month.  Check here every month to find out who has won. ( Winners will be notified by post).


This Months Prizewinners are:

1st Prize -    Christine Keith

2nd Prize -    Kevin Kiernan

3rd Prize -     Jill Connock

Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck to everyone next month.

50:50 Club November Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who has become a member of the 50:50 Club, making a regular donation to the Charity with the added bonus of having a chance to win a prize every month. Check here every month to find out who has won. (All winners will be notified by post)

This month's prizewinners are:

1st Prize -   Donna Jones
2nd Prize -  Helen & Julian Ricketts
3rd Prize -   Robert & Penny Bigg

Congratulations and Good Luck to everyone for next month.


Great result from a Truly beautiful relationship

It's been a beautiful relationship – and the team at booming business Truly Scrumptious Beauty Salons are celebrating after making a big difference to their charity of the year.

The thriving chain, which has salons in five north Hampshire towns, has been supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity throughout 2016, and the husband-and-wife team who are the driving forces behind the business have now handed over a cheque for £15,000.

Football club's festive support for good causes

'Tis the season for Christmas carols - and Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to be one of the charities that will benefit from a special carol service at Basingstoke Town Football Club.

The Social Club at the Ark Cancer Charity Stadium will be the venue for the festive event which is taking place on the evening of Monday, December 19.

Liza boldly prepares to go bald

SAY hello to Liza Nightingale - a lovely lady who is boldly going to go bald to raise funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Two years ago, Liza, who works at the Candover Clinic at Basingstoke hospital, was disagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, it was found early, she was treated, and she's fit and well.

Liza's experience has prompted her to do something to help Ark's £5million fundraising appeal - and she has decided to make a very visible show of support by losing her lovely locks at a sponsored head shave.#

Great show of support from Centerprise

They pledged to pull in the pounds to boost a cancer centre charity’s £5million appeal – and the team at Centerprise International have truly delivered a first-class result.

Staff at the award-winning Basingstoke-based IT company, based on the Hampshire International Business Park, in Chineham, vowed to use their fundraising muscle to support three charities during 2016, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Bison and Zizzi serve up boost for Ark

BASINGSTOKE Bison players, fans and the team at Zizzi Restaurant have delivered a fundraising boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Long-time Bison sponsors Zizzi opened their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, November 2, for the latest of their popular nights which saw some of the Herd acting as 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.