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Simon takes on Ironman challenge for Ark

He likes a challenge – so Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) consultant Dr Simon Struthers has definitely found the perfect fundraising feat as he gears up for an Italian Ironman contest.

On Saturday, September 21, the paediatric and neonatal consultant will be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a marathon – that’s another 26.2 miles – and he needs to get to the finish line before the cut-off time of 16 hours.

AA Heritage Day helps Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporter The AA in Basingstoke have added to their fundraising total for the year by supporting the charity at their first-ever Heritage Day.

The company's iconic Fanum House base on Basing View was the setting for today's staff and family-focused event.

Those who came along were able to enjoy seeing some of the AA's beautiful heritage vehicles as well as food and entertainment, provided by a live band. There were also several stalls and plenty of takers who were determined to be the fastest in the wheel change challenge. 

Get great leadership advice and help Ark

Dave Gammon, chief transformer, at Sixth Sense Business, is holding a one-day transformation training event for company leaders/managers at the Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke, on Thursday, November 28, and is generously donating the profits from the day to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Unum team's fabulous feat for Ark

A team from Ark Our Partner supporter Unum really walked the walk for the charity at the weekend as they took on a gruelling feat.

Nine employees from Basingstoke employee benefits company Unum walked for 28 hours non-stop, covering a distance of 100km, on the Ultra Challenge Series South Coast Challenge.

The terrific team - Andrew Brown, Francesca Skillett, Omar Ali, Claire Lever, Rosi Thurley, Tim Powell, Andrew Potter, Rich Eburne and Jessica Bate - received a hero’s welcome in Arundel on Sunday, where family and friends gathered to cheer them across the finish line.

Win-win for business leaders and Ark

Dave Gammon, chief transformer, at Sixth Sense Business, is holding a one-day transformation training event for company leaders/managers at the Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke, on Thursday, November 28, and is generously donating the profits from the day to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark supporters raise nearly £90K in a few weeks

Fundraisers and supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity have clocked up an amazing achievement by raising nearly £90,000 in less than two months.

Ark is raising £5million to help fund the new HHFT cancer treatment centre that will be built at Basingstoke hospital, and this summer has seen the following fundraising successes:

Laugh For Ark serves up a comedy feast

Her cooking may be the butt of a few jokes, but when it comes to choosing the ingredients for a successful charity comedy night, Basingstoke mistress of mirth Jan Jack is an absolute master chef.

Laugh For Ark pulled in the pounds and produced laughs galore at the Apollo Hotel last Friday night as more than 150 Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters enjoyed a first-class night featuring five super stand-up acts.

Clarke & Son tee up another fundraising success

The dynamic team at a Basingstoke law firm have been a real driving force when it comes to supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now they have added to their amazing fundraising tally following a successful charity golf day.

Clarke & Son Solicitors, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity in February 2015 – and the legal eagles are now in their fifth year of supporting the charity’s £5million campaign that will help to fund a new NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

50:50 Club July 2019 Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the 50:50 club prize draw in July.

 

Our Prizewinners are:

 

1st Prize    Debbie Cooke

2nd Prize   David Gray

3rd Prize    A Grimston

 

Congratulations to those who took part this month- Good luck to everyone for next month.

Arkriders rise to Twin Towns Tour challenge

They've done it! Thirty fabulous Arkriders have cycled 500 miles through five countries in five days – and their fundraising has taken the group’s total past the £250,000 milestone.

The Arkriders have been at the heart of the community campaign to raise £5million for a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke – and now the 2019 peleton have piled on the miles, and the pounds, in the latest formidable feat.

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