Phillips Solicitors team will run for Ark

A 50-strong team from Basingstoke Half-Marathon headline sponsor Phillips Solicitors will be going the extra mile to raise funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Phillips Solicitors has recruited a great show of support for this year’s event on Sunday, October 1.

While all of the runners will have individual goals, the team will have a collective target – and that is to raise £5,000 for Phillips Solicitors’ chosen Charity of the Year which is Ark.

Howard Gardener, senior director at Phillips Solicitors, said: “Phillips is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Basingstoke Half-Marathon, and the company’s employees have been proud to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity during 2016 and 2017.

“To help our runners raise money for the charity this year, Phillips Solicitors has set up a fundraising page through The Good Exchange – and the great news is that every donation to this page will be match-funded by Greenham Common Trust, including any gift aid donations.

“We hope all of our runners will encourage sponsors to make a donation, and leave a message of support, by going to http://bit.ly/2wI0DEv – and we are encouraging them to let their supporters know that every pound donated through The Good Exchange page will be doubled.”

Merv Rees, Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee, said: “Ark is grateful to the runners in the Phillips Solicitors team for this great show of support – the second year running that Phillips have supported the charity through the half-marathon.

“Every pound counts towards Ark’s £5million fundraising goal, and will help to fund the much-needed new cancer treatment centre, and every pound donated through The Good Exchange portal will be doubled.

“Thanks to all the Phillips Solicitors team runners, and sponsors, for their support – every pound raised makes a difference.”

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The Phillips Solicitors team that took part in the 2016 Basingstoke half-marathon. This year, a 50-strong team will again be raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity