De La Rue choose Ark as 2018-19 Charity of the Year

Delighted to announce that after a staff vote, the lovely people at De La Rue head office in Basingstoke have chosen Ark Cancer Centre Charity as their charity of the year for 2018-19.

Thank you so much to bid writer Alison Reijman for the nomination, and to all those who voted for Ark - your support is much appreciated.

Rob is ready to Race to the King

He's been training for months – and now D-day is less than 48 hours away for Merit Group ultra-marathon man Rob Spencer.

On Saturday, Rob will be taking part in the gruelling Race to the King event as he pulls in the pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, which is Merit Group’s Charity of the Year for 2018.

Elisa and friends get muddy for good causes

Fundraiser Elisa Owen and friends tackled a muddy obstacle course and pulled in the pounds for various good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Elisa, who is a practice nurse in Andover, her sister Claire, from Wiltshire, and friend Dee, from Basingstoke, all raised funds for Ark by taking part in this year’s Basingstoke Pretty Muddy 5K event at Down Grange last Saturday.

Ark supporters honoured at A Place to be Proud of Awards

Congratulations to Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who celebrated well-deserved success and recognition at the 2018 A Place to be Proud of Awards.

Ark Our Partner supporter Champion Group won the Business and the Community award following a public vote, and fellow Ark Our Partner supporter Lamb Brooks was one of the other two finalists in the same category.

The fabulous Arkriders, who have so far raised more than £170,000 for Ark, were also nominated for awards at the 2018 event and were among the finalists in the Community Project category.

Unum team get into gear for car wash fundraiser

Sponges, buckets and cloths were the order of the day as the team at Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporter Unum got stuck into a sponsored car wash.

Over the next two years, colleagues at Unum Basingstoke are taking part in various events and activities that will help to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark and its appeal to raise £5million for a much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area – and the car wash is the latest event.

Rotary award for Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee

Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees has been honoured with a prestigious Rotary award.

Merv was one of two recipients of a Paul Harris Award - named after the founder of Rotary International - at the annual Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club Charities Night.

Find the World Cup 'Basingstones' and help Ark

The World Cup starts this week – and Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporter Kevin White has come up with a fun treasure hunt idea that is a real winner.

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

50:50 Club May 2018 Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who has ecome a member of the 50:50 Club, making regular donations to the Charity with the added bonus of having the chance to win a prize every month.

Check here each month to find out who has won. (All Prizwinners will be notified by post)


This Month's Prizewinners are :

1st Prize       Nick Ward

2nd Prize     Linda Gregory

3rd Prize      Andrew Finney


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



Fun and fundraising at Charity Day

Locks were lost but pounds were added as staff at two of Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s Our Partner corporate supporters held a special fundraising day.

Staff at sister companies Easy as HGV Ltd and HGV Driver Training Centre Ltd are supporting Ark as one of their Charities of the Year for 2018, and they held a special Charity Day to boost the coffers.

A dress-up or dress-down opportunity and a bake-off competition helped to raise money and employee Nick Lake went the extra mile by losing his hair in a sponsored head shave.

The Welsh Xtrem delivers £4K boost for Ark

A major Welsh event has given a £4,000 fundraising boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity after the organisers and competitors were inspired to support the charity by a cancer survivor.

Nick Anderson has been a regular entrant to The Welsh Xtrem – a three-day multi-discipline 4x4 challenge event that tests the driver and co-driver to their limit and ability.

Last year, father-of-three Nick, from Sherborne St John, faced a life-changing battle with tongue cancer – one that he has thankfully survived.