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.

Beaufort team take fundraising to a new height

Fabulous fundraisers from Beaufort Financial really rose to the challenge of completing a daring abseil challenge in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Members of the Beaufort team, as well as some of their clients and business associates, took Ark’s fundraising to a new height when they abseiled 100 metres down the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Sunday.

Great show of support from Phillips Solicitors

They have been great Our Partner supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity - and the Phillips Solicitors team were delighted to hand over a cheque for £7,098 after another successful year of fundraising.

The giant cheque represented the end result of various fundraising activities for Ark, which was Phillips' Charity of the Year for 2016-17 and 2017-18.

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.

Unum quiz adds to Ark coffers

Congratulations to the winning team from Unum's Basingstoke office who recently took part in a fundraising quiz in support of Ark, which is the Basingstoke team's Charity of the Year for 2018-19. A total of £220 was raised at the evening.

50:50 Club April 2017 Prizewinners

Thank you everyone making a regular donation to the Charity with the added bonus of having the chance to win a prize each month.

This Month's prizewinners are:


1st Prize -  Michelle Malone

2nd Prize - Inge Hunter

3rd Prize -  Robert & Penny Bigg

*If you are interested in the joining the 50:50 club and would like to be in with a chance of winning these fantastic prizes, please get in touch with Michele Urry (



Basingstoke Rotary Charity Dinner delivers Spring boost

Generous guests ensured a Basingstoke Rotary Club Charity Dinner gave local charities a real Spring in their step by raising more than £18,000.

One-hundred-and-sixty people attended the black-tie event on a beautiful evening at Audleys Wood Hotel (April 19) – and an enjoyable and memorable evening delivered a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Home-Start North West Hampshire and other local Rotary-backed charities.

Clarke & Son smash £50,000 fundraising target

It was an ambitious fundraising target – but legal eagles from a Basingstoke law firm have absolutely smashed their goal of raising £50,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Clarke & Son Solicitors, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of the fledgling charity in February 2015 – and the team also supported Ark’s £5million appeal, which will help to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre, in 2016-17.