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Still time to register for Sitting With Jane auction

The final chapter in the Sitting With Jane story will be written on Friday – but there is still time to get in the running to bid for one of the unique Jane Austen-themed bookbenches and support a local cancer charity.

On September 15, 22 bookbenches will be sold at auction and 75 per cent of the proceeds raised will go to the Sitting With Jane charity partner Ark Cancer Centre Charity – leaving a lasting legacy that will help and support cancer patients and their families as Ark is raising £5million towards a unique local NHS cancer treatment centre.

Phoenix three pile on pedal power for Ark

A team from Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporters Phoenix Wealth are gearing up for a one-day bike ride to Birmingham to pull in more pounds for the charity.

The Basingstoke-based staff at Phoenix, formerly AXA Wealth, have been supporting Ark as their Charity of the Year during 2016 and 2017, and the latest fundraising feat will see three members of the team piling on the pedal power next Wednesday. 

September 13 is ‘Cycle to Work’ day, a national event which encourages everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work on at least one day. 

Four-page spotlight on Sitting With Jane auction

Great four-page special on the Sitting With Jane September 15 bookbench auction in today's Basingstoke Gazette. 

The big day is just 8 days away, and the clock is ticking if you want to register to bid for one of the 22 bookbenches - each one an individual work of Jane Austen 200 art. 

Seventy-five per cent of the proceeds raised at the auction will go to Ark Cancer Centre Charity - and this means that every successful bidder will be helping to fund the much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area. 

It's the final countdown to the Sitting With Jane auction

The final countdown to the Sitting With Jane bookbench has begun - and now it's just nine days until the bookbenches are auctioned to raise money for a much-needed local cancer treatment centre.

On Friday, September 15, 22 bookbenches will be sold at auction and 75 per cent of the proceeds raised will go to the Sitting With Jane charity partner Ark Cancer Centre Charity – leaving a lasting legacy that will help and support cancer patients and their families as Ark is raising £5million towards a unique local NHS cancer treatment centre.

Your one and only chance to buy a Sitting With Jane bookbench

They may be gone but they have certainly not been forgotten – and a fortnight today is the one and only chance that people and businesses will have to buy and own a Sitting With Jane bookbench.

On Friday, September 15, 22 bookbenches will be sold at auction and 75 per cent of the proceeds raised will go to the Sitting With Jane charity partner Ark Cancer Centre Charity – leaving a lasting legacy that will help and support cancer patients and their families as Ark is raising £5million towards a unique local NHS cancer treatment centre.

Plucky Danielle hits her target for Ark

Plucky Danielle Taylor showed true grit as she took on a tough walking challenge and reached her fundraising goal in support of a local cancer charity.

Twelve months ago, Danielle decided to take on the South Coast Challenge to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million campaign to help fund a much-needed cancer treatment centre in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) area.

Unfortunately, Danielle tore a ligament in training and had to withdraw from the event – but 12 months on, she was determined to take on the fundraising feat.

50:50 Club August 2017 Prizewinners

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

Check every month to find out who has won.  (Winners will be notified by post)

 

The Prizewinners are:

 

1st Prize - Christine keith

 

2nd Prize - Susan Brennan

 

3rd prize - Inge Hunter

 

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

Bookbench removal starts ahead of key auction

They have delighted thousands of people – but the time to see the Sitting With Jane bookbenches is running out as they are removed in readiness for the key charity auction.

Over the next two days, the bookbenches will start to disappear from their various locations in and around Basingstoke and they will then be cleaned up ahead of the auction, which is the grand finale of the Sitting With Jane project.  

WOW awards for LEJOG17 trio

It was a fundraising feat that definitely had the wow factor – so it's great news that three members of the fantastic Ark Cyclists team have been presented with WOW Awards.

Consultant orthopaedic surgeons Jonathan Hobby and Kevin Conn and consultant radiologist Peter Chapman, who all work for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, were part of a 14-strong group of riders who raised £60,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG).

Determined Danielle is ready to walk the walk for Ark

Determined Danielle Taylor is ready to walk the walk this weekend in a bid to pull in the pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Twelve months ago, Danielle decided to take on the South Coast Challenge to support Ark’s £5million campaign to help fund a much-needed cancer treatment centre in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) area.

Unfortunately, Danielle tore a ligament in training and had to withdraw from the event – but 12 months on, the legal eagle is set to rise to the challenge again on August 26 and 27.

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