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Festival Place team make a big difference

The team at Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke have marked the success of a two-year fundraising campaign for Ark Cancer Centre Charity with the presentation of a very large cheque. The actual amount raised – £20,445.01 – certainly merited the size of the big cheque that was handed to Trustee Merv Rees by Centre Director Steven Connolly and his team.

Token support Really Adds Up

The support of shoppers at Waitrose and John Lewis at home in Basingstoke has delivered a great boost to the charity.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity was proud to be one of the first charities to be chosen to benefit from the Community Matters local charitable giving scheme at the combined Waitrose and John Lewis at Home store in Basing View.

Winning result for charity at Waitrose

The support of shoppers at Waitrose Basingstoke has got 2016 off to a great start for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

The Community Matters scheme allows customers to decide which charity they would like to support by voting at the shop with a token, which is handed out to customers with each purchase. At the end of each round of voting, John Lewis and Waitrose split the donation between three charities according to the proportion of the customer vote each receives.

Tadley Singers bring Festive Cheer

THE wonderful Tadley Singers and a very generous audience combined to bring some Christmas cheer to Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million fundraising appeal.

Pamber Heath Memorial Hall was packed for the fabulous festive musical treat that was laid on by Tadley Singers in aid of Ark Cancer Centre Charity last Saturday night. The concert was free to attend but donations were invited from the audience and a raffle was also run by Tina Hughes, from the Tadley branch of Barclays.

East Woodhay Society continues support

GENEROUS members of the East Woodhay Society have made another telling contribution to Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million fundraising appeal.

At the latest AGM, chairman John Angle, pictured right, presented Mark Jones, the charity's director of fundraising and communications, with a cheque for £750.

Thank you Asda shoppers

CUSTOMERS at Asda in Brighton Hill, Basingstoke have been great supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity this year - and last Saturday they provided further backing for the charity's fundraising appeal.
Supporters of the charity put up a pop-up banner and collected donations during the day, and a total of £160.19 was kindly put in to the buckets.

The Costello School supports Ark Cancer Centre Charity

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has received a first-class pledge of support from a Basingstoke headteacher and his school.

Leigh Adams, who leads The Costello School, in Crossborough Hill, has made Ark Cancer Centre Charity his Headteacher’s Charity of the Year and he is encouraging pupils, staff, parents and governors to support the good cause.

As part of the partnership between the school and charity, Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, was recently the guest speaker at the school’s Annual Presentation Evening.

Fangs for the donations

Generous members of the public enjoyed some Hallowe'en fun in Festival Place and delivered a boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

People taking part in spooktacular events in the Basingstoke shopping centre over the Hallowe'en weekend donated more than £360 to the charity, which has been adopted by the Festival Place team as their Charity of the Year.

Motown magic helps Ark Cancer Centre Charity campaign

Graham and Sara Marchant, who run The Old Bell and Crown, at Hatherden, hosted another successful Motown evening in aid of our Charity.

Starring singer Roy Terrel, who journeyed down from Leicester especially for the fundraising gig, the Motown evening – organised by the pub team and several regulars – has become a popular feature, and this time it attracted more than 100 people.

Asda helps out

Shoppers and staff at a Basingstoke supermarket have delivered a profile and cash boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

The charity was one of three that Asda staff at the company’s Brighton Hill store chose to take part in the green token scheme during July and August.

The charity that received the most green token donations won £200, and a great show of support from Asda shoppers meant Ark Cancer Centre Charity was the winner over the two-month period.

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