Fundraising

Feds on Legs gear up for Great South Run

The fabulous FedsOnLegs are gearing up for a hat-trick of Great South Runs in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

In 2016 and 2017, three Basingstoke police officers piled on the miles as they took part in the Great South Run in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million appeal - and now the team are going on the run again in 2018.

This year, Trevor Taylor and Aiden Blackwell will be joined by their colleague Christian Reid Milligan as they join thousands of runners completing the 10-mile course on Sunday, October 21

Super Susie takes on Everest hike for Ark

Susie Webster is an amazing lady. Less than two years after undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she is gearing up for a challenging fundraising hike to Everest because she wants to prove that there are no limits to what cancer survivors can do.

This weekend, mother-of-three Susie will join a group who will hike through the Solu Khumba in Nepal, from Lukla to above Everest Base Camp – walking between four and eight hours a day at altitude in testing conditions.

Fab five complete half-marathon for Ark

Five fab fundraisers went the extra 13.1 miles for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by taking part in the 2018 Basingstoke Half-Marathon.

Darren Barham, Mark Dolby, Darren Lovegrove, Faith Ruto and Raquel Searle all flew the flag for Ark at Sunday's event - and all five recorded impressive times on the challenging course.

Arkrider legend Mark swaps pedals for trainers

He's an Arkrider legend and Ark Cancer Centre Charity champion - and on Sunday, marvellous Mark Dolby will be flying the flag for Ark at the Basingstoke Half-Marathon.

Mark, who is a director of Ark Our Partner business supporter Beaufort Financial, has already chalked up several sponsored bike rides, half-marathons, and even a hair-raising abseil down a Hampshire landmark to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark's £5million appeal to help fund the new Hampshire Hospitals NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Darren goes the extra mile (again!) for ARK

When it comes to raising funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, dynamic Darren Lovegrove has really gone the extra mile - and he's getting ready to do it all again on Sunday.

Darren is marketing manager at Ark Our Partner business supporter Clarke & Son Solicitors, and he has played a key role in the fundraising drive that has seen the Basingstoke law firm raise more than £60,000 for Ark since 2015.

Last weekend, Darren and 18 fellow fundraisers were part of a Clarke & Son team that took part in a sponsored 13-mile River Thames London Bridges Walk in support of Ark.

Choirs will be on song for Ark

Two choirs will be on the same song sheet as they team up to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity this weekend.

St Lawrence Church, in Church Street, Alton, is the venue for the Autumn Charity Concert featuring Alton Community Choir and Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir.

Tickets for the Saturday, October 6 concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are £5, and there will be a collection for Ark.

Clarke & Son team walk the walk for Ark

The amazing team at a Basingstoke law firm really walked the walk when it came to their latest fundraising feat in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Nineteen fundraisers took on a River Thames London Bridges walking challenge to pull in more pounds for their charity of the year.

The team at Clarke & Son Solicitors have raised £55,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity since 2015, and they are on a mission to add a further £15,000 to that total in 2018-19.

Une Grande Nuit is a grand success

Magnifique! – a fabulous French-themed evening celebrated the awesome achievements of a terrific team of cycling fundraisers and saw them smash the £200,000 barrier in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Une Grande Nuit was organised by the Arkriders, in partnership with the Apollo Hotel, in Basingstoke, to mark the success of three years of fundraising by the bike-riding supporters, and to pull in more money for the charity, which is raising £5million towards a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke.

Jane's recipe for success will help Ark

It's a big week for BBC MasterChef 2016 champion Jane Devonshire who is a long-standing supporter of Ark Cancer Centre Charity and the NHS cancer treatment centre project.

Today sees the launch of Jane's first book. Hassle Free, Gluten Free: Over 100 delicious, gluten-free family recipes is published in association with Coeliac UK, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. 

Sian's art for Ark's sake is set be an auction winner

She made her mark in Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s major fundraising event of 2017 – and talented artist Sian Storey is making a big contribution to this year’s showcase event.

Basingstoke-based artist Sian has very generously created a work of art for Une Grande Nuit – and this will be one of the prizes that will be auctioned at the September 22 event.

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