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.

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.

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.

Rotary duck race will help Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to announce that members of the Basingstoke Loddon Rotary Club will once again be donating proceeds from their popular annual duck race day to the charity.

Taking place between 1.30pm and 3pm on Monday, May 28 on the River Loddon at Bartons Mill, Old Basing, the rubber duck races are a well-known fun annual event, and they always attract a flood of entries.

This year, the prize for the owner of the overall winning duck will be a flying lesson that has been kindly donated by Blackbushe Aviation.

Sylvia's business birthday party helps Ark

There was a great turnout as family, friends and clients celebrated a milestone for a popular Basingstoke businesswoman whose company really lives up to its name.

Basingstoke Rugby Club’s Down Grange clubhouse was the venue for a party to mark the fifth anniversary of HR that Helps, which is run by Sylvia Goddard.

Sylvia has over 25 years’ experience in the human resources industry, and five years ago she decided to set up her own consultancy.

Champion Charity Golf Day tees up fundraising boost for Ark

The Champion Group inaugural Charity Golf Day teed up a great fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Eighteen teams took part in the event at Dummer Golf Club, and the generous support of the players as well as auction sponsors produced a winning result for Ark as £4,695.85 was raised on the day.

Ark supporters take fundraising to a new height

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – and that’s exactly what 18 fabulous Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters did as they came, saw and conquered an abseiling challenge at a Hampshire landmark.

High winds on April 7 meant a team of intrepid fundraisers had to reschedule their attempt to abseil down the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth – so on Sunday, May 13, the determined team returned and completed the feat in style.

Netball tournament pulls in the pounds

A well-supported netball tournament delivered a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ten teams took part in the Mixed Sex Netball Versatility Tournament, which involved teams of men and women playing in a round-robin contest that also saw the players change positions during each game.

The netball tournament was organised by Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters Dani Taylor and her mum Debbie McLatch and there was good support from many local businesses.

Have a spring clear-out and help Ark

Spring has finally sprung, so this is a great time to have a spring clear-out of your wardrobe and help Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

If you have a bit of spare time over the Easter break or coming weeks, why not fill up a bag or two with clothes or shoes you no longer want and take them to an Ark Bag It Up recycling bank.

It's been just over 18 months since Ark became a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

Ark daredevils gear up for abseil

Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who have a head for heights are set to abseil down an iconic Hampshire landmark to raise funds for the charity.

The ultimate Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience gives members of the public an opportunity to abseil down the side of the spectacular Portsmouth building.

Various dates between Friday, March 30 and Monday, August 27 have been designated as Public Abseil dates, and several Ark supporters have already signed up for the breathtaking challenge.