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Whiteoaks six-a-side challenge delivers winning result for Ark

Ark Our Partner supporter Whiteoaks International PR scored another fundraising goal for the charity by organising a six-a-side football challenge.

The ;eading technology PR agency, based in Hook, hosted the event at Robert May’s School, in Odiham, on Friday, October 18, and it raised £503.

Teams from Virgin Media, EDMI, Taylor Wimpey, Emerald Colour, Doug Clark FC as well as members of staff from Whiteoaks took part in the fun.

Emerald Colour's team triumphed on the night, and the money raised takes Whiteoaks International PR's running total for Ark to £1,976.

Beaufort Financial quiz is frightfully good

A Hallowe'en-themed charity quiz night was frightfully good when it came to producing a great result for two good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Beaufort Financial (Reading) are fabulous supporters of Ark and St Michael's Hospice, in Basingstoke, and the two charities shared the £1,590 raised at the latest quiz night.

The Tea Bar in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the fundraiser, with 11 teams from various local businesses taking part.

Happy birthday to The Village Café

Happy birthday to The Village Café - a community project that has helped Ark and other good causes.

It's one year since the community café opened in Old Basing - and over the last 12 months, the team have raised £4,000 for charity.

The volunteers running The Village Café, which is based in the Parish Room at St Mary’s Church, have been delighted with the response from local people and visitors since they opened the doors last October.

Rob is ready to rumble

He's back in town, and he's ready to rumble!

Varsity Pro Wrestling returns to Basingstoke tonight for a night of high-flying, body-slamming, jaw-dropping action for all the family.

In the line-up is Basingstoke professional wrestler Rob Holte - and once again, Rob will be supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Rob has been a king of the ring for a decade – and he is marking his milestone year with a fundraising drive that is a tribute to his late dad and is making a difference to Ark.

Dynamic duo complete fourth Great South Run for Ark

They are Ark superheroes - and yesterday dynamic duo Trevor Taylor and Aiden Blackwell chalked up another fundraising feat for the cancer charity.

Trevor and Aiden smashed their £250 fundraising target for Ark, which meant they took part in the 30th anniversary Simplyhealth Great South Run dressed as Spider-Man.

It's the fourth year running (literally!) that the Basingstoke police officers have raised money for Ark by taking part in the Great South Run.

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.

Charity concert supports two good causes

An afternoon of marvellous music pulled in the pounds for Ark and another good cause at the weekend.

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and The Larks singers teamed up for the charity concert in support of Ark and St Peter and St Paul's Church - the parish church of King's Somborne.

Former BHMVC member Bill Martin, who now lives in King's Somborne and is a member of The Larks, was the driving force behind the concert. 

The Topiary Salon 15th birthday celebration supports Ark

Happy birthday to Ark Our Partner supporter The Topiary Salon, which is celebrating 15 years of success.

Laura Haystaff and team are marking the milestone for the business, which now has salons in Old Basing and Houndmills, Basingstoke, with two special Ark fundraising days today and tomorrow that feature cake, bubbly and prizes. A well-supported raffle and prize draw are both helping to pull in the pounds for Ark.

Mark Jones, for Ark, popped in with cake and a card, and thanked Laura and her team for their support.

Dynamic duo gear up to run Great South Run for Ark

They've already completed a hat-trick of Simplyhealth Great South Runs in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity as FedsOnLegs - and now Sergeant Trevor Taylor and PC Aiden Blackwell are set to take part in the 2019 event as superheroes.

The dynamic Basingstoke police duo have pledged to run round the 10-mile course in Portsmouth in full Spider-Man suits if they can raise at least £250 for Ark.

Trevor and Aiden will be among thousands of runners taking part in the milestone 30th Great South Run on Sunday, October 20.

It's a half-marathon hat-trick for dynamic Darren

Congratulations and thanks to dynamic Darren Lovegrove for going the extra mile, and then some, again for Ark Cancer Centre Charity in the 2019 Basingstoke Half-Marathon.

It's the third year running that Clarke & Son Solicitors marketing manager Darren has pulled on the running shoes for the gruelling half-marathon to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark's £5million appeal.

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