Connecting Biz boost for Ark

Thanks to all the lovely people who came along to today's Connecting Biz networking event and delivered another fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark was the chosen charity to benefit from the proceeds raised at the raffle at the July Connecting Biz event which took place at Barton's Mill Restaurant in Old Basing.

Basingstones game is a World Cup winner for Ark

England may have sadly fallen short of the ultimate prize but Ark Cancer Centre Charity was a World Cup winner thanks to a Basingstoke businessman.

Kevin White, director of Fortem Financial Education, painted 11 stones in the flags and names of World Cup teams and he and his team of helpers then hid them in different locations around Basingstoke.

Basingstoke Rotary hand over £7,500 cheque

It's a suitably big cheque for a big donation.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, is pictured (left) receiving a £7,500 donation from Mark Flower, President of the Rotary Club of Basingstoke.

The cheque presentation took place at the club's latest meeting at Dummer Golf Club, and a similar sum was handed over to Home-Start North West Hampshire.

Both charities were the major beneficiaries of a successful fundraising Charity Dinner that Basingstoke Rotary put on at Audley's Wood Hotel in Basingstoke in April.

Clarke & Son on course for fundraising goal

A successful Charity Golf Day has put the dynamic team at a Basingstoke law firm on course for another year of fabulous fundraising.

Clarke & Son Solicitors, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity in February 2015 – and since then, they have raised £55,000 for Ark’s campaign to help fund a much-needed local cancer treatment centre.

Ark is Clarke & Son’s Charity of the Year again in 2018-19, and the team have set themselves a £15,000 fundraising target over the 12 months.

Show of support from Live 2 Dance Academy

Live 2 Dance Academy’s 2018 showcase event will also be a great show of support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark will receive a share of the profits from ticket sales to the group’s Live 2 Dance 2018 show which will take place at the Haymarket Theatre, in Basingstoke, on Saturday, July 28 at 7.30pm.

It will be a wonderfully entertaining evening as the cast members, whose age range spans five to 50, take to the stage and perform a great variety of music and dance styles.

Arkriders beat the heat and raise over £8,750

The heat was well and truly on last weekend – but the fabulous Arkriders once again proved they’ve got what it takes when it comes to rising to a cycling challenge to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

They’ve piled on the pedal power from John O’Groats to Land’s End, London to Brighton, and from Basingstoke to Paris – and now they’ve added the Bournemouth Beano to their list of achievements.

England rugby legend supports Beaufort challenge

They've been piling on the pedal power all week - and the fabulous Beaufort Financial team got a helping hand from an England rugby legend.

Jeremy Guscott, who won 65 caps for England, hopped on one of the bikes that the Beaufort Financial team have been using to complete their Static Beano challenge.

As part of the build-up to the Beaufort Financial-sponsored Arkriders Bournemouth Beano event on July 14-15 – which is raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – members of the team have been clocking up the miles on a static bike from July 9-13.

Beaufort Financial team pile on the pedal power

And they're off...members of the fabulous Beaufort Financial team have started piling on the pedal power as they take part in a static Beano bike challenge.

As part of the build-up to the Beaufort Financial-sponsored Arkriders Bournemouth Beano event on July 14-15 – which is raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – members of the team will be clocking up the miles on a static bike from July 9-13.

De La Rue kick off Ark fundraising for 2018-19

Staff at De La Rue have held the first of their fundraising events in support of Ark for 2018-19.

The Summer Picnic event, which took place in 'The Street' of De La Rue's Viables headquarters, saw many of the 500-strong team come along to buy books, plants and take part in a raffle, with all of the proceeds raised going to Ark.

Ark was chosen as the De La Rue head office Charity of the Year for 2018-19 following a staff vote, and the charity is delighted to have received this significant show of support.

Une Grande Nuit will be fantastique!

They are fabulous supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity - and now the Arkriders and Apollo Hotel have teamed up to organise Une Grande Nuit.

This very special event, taking place at the Apollo Hotel on Saturday, September 22, will be the major fundraising event for Ark in 2018.

We are delighted that the 192-guest event is a sell-out - thank you so much to everyone who has bought a ticket.

Thanks so much to the Arkriders committee, Paul Fearon and his team at the Apollo Hotel, and many other Ark supporters who have worked hard to make this a night to remember.