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Ed and Amie pile on the miles

The dynamic duo of Ed Lowman and Amie Frayne are celebrating after completing the first half of a long-distance running double in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

On Sunday, Ed and Amie took part in the New Forest Marathon - crossing the finish line in just over four hours.

Ed and his girlfriend won't be resting on their laurels though, and in just over two weeks, the pair will be piling on the miles for the charity in the Bournemouth Half-Marathon on October 2.

Shaun bowls in with support for Team Champion

A team of cyclists will be looking good for a fundraising challenge in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – thanks to former England and Hampshire cricket star Shaun Udal.

Shaun’s Cotton Graphics company has supplied the shirts that will be worn by the 26-strong members of Team Champion The Wacky Riders on the Bike 4 Cancer London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday.

Actor James Bye backs Ark Cancer Centre Charity fundraisers

He's become a household name – and now Basingstoke-born actor James Bye is hoping to help a local good cause by giving his high-profile backing to a team of cyclists supporting a cancer charity’s £5million fundraising campaign.

James, who plays Martin Fowler in the popular BBC soap EastEnders, is backing Team Champion The Wacky Riders – a 26-strong group of fundraisers who will be taking part in a London to Brighton bike ride in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

50:50 Club August 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 - Neil Henke
2nd Prize - Marian Goss
3rd Prize - Malcolm Dougal

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

Merit Group’s marvellous support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to welcome Merit Group on board as one of its charity partners.

Merit Group’s team will be focusing their fundraising efforts in the remaining months of this year and 2017 on supporting the charity’s £5million fundraising campaign.

Basingstoke-based Merit Group started life as Merit Recruitment and has gone from strength to strength. Today it also includes Merit Managed Services and Merit Hygiene Services.

Clear out your closets

We are delighted to have become a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

In a three-year partnership, which launched on August 1, the charity will be among BIU’s charity partners to benefit from a percentage of the proceeds when residents, businesses and community groups recycle their unwanted clothing, shoes and household linens at BIU locations in Hampshire.

Cash boost from Mayor's Charity Appeal

Ark Cancer Centre Charity was one of three charities who received a welcome cash boost following the success of the 2015-16 Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

Representatives from Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Inspero and Basingstoke Multicultural Forum were each presented with cheques for £7,917.89 by Councillor Anne Court. The total amount raised during the year came to £23,753.67.

50:50 Club July 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 - Kevin Croombs
2nd Prize - Julie McKinney
3rd Prize - Hugh Ogus

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

Get in the frame for a prize – and support good causes

Photographers are being urged to get snapping for a new competition which will also help good causes.

Rotopix16 is being launched today by The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane and is being sponsored by Jessops Academy.

The competition is open to anyone who enjoys taking fun photos, and there will be a separate competition for entrants who are under 16.

Competitors are asked to submit a set of three digital photographs, one of each for the following themes:

London Clancy team blaze a trail

Thanks to the team from London Clancy for clocking up the miles and pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by cycling and walking The Ridgeway Trail.

Alex Welch and Chris Ridge, from the firm of commercial property consultants and chartered surveyors, piled on the pedal power and completed the 87-mile-long course over July 22 and 23. Other colleagues cycled or walked part of the trail.

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