Bison and Zizzi serve up a boost for Ark

What a n-ice event! It was a very good night for Bison fans and Ark Cancer Centre Charity as the Trane Basingstoke Bison and Zizzi Basingstoke teamed up to support the good cause. 

Bison supporters had the pleasure of being waited on by the Herd’s ice hockey stars as the Bison and Zizzi held the first of two charity evenings at Zizzi in London Street, Basingstoke.

An array of prizes, including an ice hockey stick and Zizzi vouchers, were among the prizes in a well-supported raffle, and some of the Bison players, and Booster Club volunteer Carol Blakemore, sold plenty of tickets for the big draw.

The raffle resulted in £446.70 being raised for the charity.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: “Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be a community partner of the Bison, and we are grateful for the great support that Ark has received from the Bison players, management and supporters, and the team at Zizzi in Basingstoke.

“This was another fun and successful charity event, and thank you to everyone who came along to support, and enjoy, the evening.”

John Neville, on behalf of the Trane Basingstoke Bison, said: “As an organisation, we are very proud to hold these charity evenings with our friends from Zizzi and Ark.

“Everyone at the Bison enjoys these evenings where the fans get to see the players in a different and fun environment, raising much-needed funds for a local cause."

The next charity evening when the Herd players will be waiting on the fans’ tables will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Places can be booked for the event by calling Zizzi on 01256 212835.

Picture caption: Bison players, fans and Zizzi staff enjoyed a fun evening and gave generous support to Ark