Music from the Movies

ARK Cancer Centre Charity has been superbly supported by some of our local choirs - and on May 13, two groups will be sharing star billing at a Music from the Movies charity concert.

All Saints' Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke will be the marvellous setting for the free-to-attend concert starring Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir and Ooh Mama.

Music from Disney, Bond, and Les Miserables are among the treats in store for the audience who come along to the concert, which will start at 7.30pm.

Richard's marathon success for Ark

Delighted dad Richard Pilbeam is celebrating becoming a marathon man after a marvellous and memorable run saw him pile on the miles and pull in the pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Months of training and hard work paid off for the 39-year-old father-of-two as he completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in an impressive time of 4hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds.

And as well as clocking up a great time on his marathon debut, the keen Basingstoke Town FC supporter is closing in on his goal of raising £1,000 the good cause.

Ark to Arc launch party pulls in the pounds

THERE was a real party atmosphere at the Ark to Arc launch night – and the fun evening resulted in a fabulous fundraising boost. 

The Tea Bar, in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the Ark to Arc celebration event – and the generous support of auction bidders and raffle ticket buyers saw £4,400 raised.

Winklebury Cycles kindly donated a bicycle that attracted a £600 bid, and an ipad, donated by the Champion Group, and a mini rugby ball signed by England World Cup winner Jason Robinson, and donated by Vitality UK, also pulled in the pounds.

Sitting With Jane starts to take shape

A key event of the Jane Austen 200 celebrations will start to come to life next week as the first artist gets to work on creating a bookbench for Sitting With Jane – the high-profile project that is set to deliver a big boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be the charity partner for Sitting With Jane – one of the most exciting projects in a milestone year of events that will celebrate the life of Jane Austen.

Dental team prepare to scale the heights

A dental practice team are gearing up to really walk the walk on a big challenge that aims to pull in thousands of pounds for a local cancer charity.

Every year, the staff at Imogen Dental aim to make a difference to a deserving cause, and in 2017, they have set their sights on raising funds for, and awareness of, Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

More 'Stoke support for Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be the 2016-17 charity of the year of Basingstoke RFC President Dr Steve Tristram - and the club members and supporters continue to deliver great support to the good cause.

Last month, generous members and guests at the club's Burns' Lunch, which was sponsored by Basingstoke Audi, raised £700 which will be donated to the charity - and the even better news is that the sum will be doubled as it is being paid into The Good Exchange portal which is supported by Greenham Common Trust match-funding.

Ark is proud to be Sitting With Jane charity partner

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be the charity partner for Sitting With Jane – one of the most high-profile projects in a milestone year of events that will celebrate the life of Jane Austen.

Sitting With Jane will be among the showcase projects in Hampshire as the county hosts a series of events and activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of the world-famous author, who spent the first 25 years of her life in Steventon near Basingstoke.

The Good Exchange does a power of good

The Good Exchange is doing Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million fundraising campaign a power of good.

On World Cancer Day, we want to thank our many supporters who have donated through this match-funding portal - and we want to encourage anyone who wants to raise money for the charity to make The Good Exchange the first port of call when it comes to setting up a fundraising page, or making an individual or corporate donation.

1.3million reasons to say thank you

Today is World Cancer Day – so this is an ideal day to say 1.3 million thanks to our wonderful Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters.

Why 1.3 million? Well, because of you, the charity's fabulous supporters, £1.3m has now been raised towards the £5m target that Ark Cancer Centre Charity is striving to hit to help fund the unique local cancer treatment centre that will make such a difference to so many people in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area.

Merit Group on board for Ark to Arc

IT'S been a great week for Ark to Arc - and today or over this weekend, you have the power to make it even better.

It's great that more riders have signed up to take part in the fundraising cycle ride over the last seven days - and further good news is that the event now has a Gold headline sponsor.

Take a bow Maria, Sam and the fab team at Merit Group, who have come on board as the main event sponsor.