Ark supporters get the message across in new video campaign

‘For the people, by the people’ is the message at the heart of Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal to help fund a much-needed new NHS cancer treatment centre – and today,  Ark launches a new campaign that lets you hear why people have got involved in making this cancer centre happen.

Ark is grateful to our 10 Ark video stars – and we hope that over the next 10 days, their words will inspire more people to get involved by donating, raising money, or raising awareness.

The Topiary Salon becomes Ark Our Partner supporter

Husband and wife Matt and Laura Haystaff were delighted to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity through the high-profile Sitting With Jane project – but their backing for the good cause has now taken on an even more personal significance.

Earlier this year, Matt was diagnosed with low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma, an incurable but treatable cancer. Thankfully, he is responding well to treatment – but the diagnosis came as a shock to the family, and it has made both Matt and Laura even more determined to help Ark’s campaign to raise £5million for the new NHS cancer treatment centre.

50:50 Club August 2018 Prizewinners

We are pleased to announce this months 50:50 Prizewinners

This Month's winners are:

1st Prize  Cherry Huggett

2nd Prize  David Gray

3rd Prize  Linda Hillman

Should you wish to become a member of the 50:50 Club by making a regular donation to the Charity and having an added bonus of having a chance to win a prize every month please contact us for further details.  Check here each month to find out who has been lucky. (All winners notifed by post)

Magnificent seven rise to abseil challenge

They've done it - a magnificent seven-strong team from Clarke & Son Solicitors have completed an awesome abseil challenge in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity. 

The dynamic staff from the firm of legal eagles, based in Winchester Road, Basingstoke, have raised £55,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity since 2015, and they are on a mission to add a further £15,000 to that total in 2018-19.

Ark supporter Natasha to launch new album in home town

She's a great supporter of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now award-winning Basingstoke soul singer Natasha Watts is set to achieve another career milestone with the launch of her third album.

Super singer Natasha’s star continues to rise and next month sees the unveiling of her new album My Next Chapter – including a very special launch event at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke on Saturday, September 8.

Cricket match is a big hit for Ark

An annual cricket match between two village pub teams was a closely-fought contest – and it produced a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Spectators turned out in force to support their sides as a team from The Plough Inn, in Little London, took on opponents from The Calleva Arms, in Silchester.

The cricket match is a popular event, and this year Ark – which is raising £5million towards a much-needed NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital – was the charity of choice to benefit from proceeds raised on the day.

Clarke & Son's magnificent seven gear up for abseil

It will be a real show of girl power as a seven-strong team take on a challenge that will see a Basingstoke law firm’s fundraising go to new heights.

The team at Clarke & Son Solicitors have raised £55,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity since 2015, and they are on a mission to add a further £15,000 to that total in 2018-19.

Annual cricket match will help Ark

Thanks to the lovely people at The Plough Inn, Little London, and The Calleva Arms, Silchester, for choosing Ark Cancer Centre Charity as their good cause to support through their annual cricket challenge.

Teams from the two pubs will take to the field for this year's charity match on Sunday, August 19.

There will be a barbecue, and each pub is donating a barrel of beer for this fun event, which will take place in at The Calleva Arms ground.

The match will get underway at 2.30pm, and all proceeds raised on the day will go to Ark.

Rain stops play at charity cricket match and fun day

Sadly, rain has caused the cancellation of today's planned family fun day and sponsored cricket match to support Ark and another local cancer charity.

Teams from Champion Group and Absolutely Offices were due to take part in the sponsors match on Sunday, August 12.

Legal eagle Marie flies high on wing walk

SHE'S done it! Legal eagle Marie Pym defied her fear of heights to soar into a sky on a wing walk that has raised more than £1,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity and was a great tribute to her late brother.

Family and friends gathered at Chiltern Park Aerodrome, in Ipsden, Oxfordshire, to watch marvellous Marie achieve the awesome feat of soaring into the sky on top of a bi-plane - and there were cheers and applause as she completed the daring challenge.