Arkriders back in the saddle for two local causes

THEY are amazing supporters of Ark Cancer Charity – and now the Arkriders are saddling up again to support ArkCancer Charity and another Basingstoke-based charity, The Camrose Centre.

The Arkriders have been at the heart of Ark’s campaign to raise £5million to provide supportive care and complementary therapies to help cancer patients and their loved ones – raising more than £270,000 since they started fundraising in 2016.

Perins Students raise cancer awareness

The year 8 students of Perins School Alresford Life Studies (PSHE/Citizenship) class have been participating in the FirstGive programme and have chosen Ark Cancer Charity for their project. 

An introduction to our Lead Counsellor

We are delighted to introduce you to the new Lead Counsellor of the Wellbeing and Supportive Care Service, Poppy Bishop.   Poppy has been working within the NHS for Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust since 2009 as the lead counsellor for cancer services and palliative care. She is a member of the BACP  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Ark Cancer Charity can bank on great support from Centerprise

ARK Cancer Charity has always been able to bank on great support from the fabulous team at award-winning Centerprise International – and now they have taken their backing for the good cause to a new level.

Staff at Centerprise International, based on the Hampshire International Business Park, in Chineham, are long-standing supporters of Ark’s mission to raise money towards supportive care and services in the new Wellbeing centre in the Basingstoke area.

50:50 Club December Prizewinners 2021

Our final prizewinners of 2021!


1st Prize   N Ward

2nd Prize  A Finney

3rd Prize  I Hunter


Thanks to all who participated during 2021.

Local Artists in show of support for Ark Cancer Centre

THEY are talented local artists – and now their fabulous 2022 calendar is delivering a seasonal boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

THAT Gallery is an independent art gallery, showcasing the very best in contemporary local art. It was founded in 2015 by local artists Graeme Farragher, Fatima Pantoja and Rachel Davis, and is based in Festival Place.

50:50 Club November 2021 Prizewinners

We are once again delighted to announce this months winner of the 50:50 club draw


1st Prize   K Croombs

2nd Prize  Mr & Mrs Bigg

3rd Prize  C Huggett


Good luck for next months draw!

Christmas Card Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our christmas card competition

1st Prize  George Frewer

2nd Prize  Ana Patel-Potter

3rd Prize  Ellie-Mai Rich


I am sure you will all agree these youngsters are very talented.


You are able to purchase from these designs cards to send our either as a single card, and E card or buy a pack of cards.  Plus the change to add a donations to the charity. You are also able to add your own messages in your cards and if you choose an E card you can record your message too!y

Basingstoke Breast Cancer Self Help Group

Basingstoke Breast Cancer Self Help Group was established in 2003. They provide invaluable friendship and support to women who have had breast cancer.  

Meeting as a group from 7pm to 9pm one Tuesday a month at the Ark Conference Centre, which is situated at the back of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. Monthly meetings include informal discussions, as well as listening to talks from guest speakers on relevant topics to members. 

Wellbeing and supportive care survey

The wellbeing and supportive care survey was launched at the recent Cancer Services Partnership (CSP) Forum last week. The Ark Charity and Hampshire Hospital would like as many patients (past or present) as possible to fill it in so we can do the right thing to support our cancer patients. 

Please see the attached poster/leaflet. 

It’s really important, and really simple. You can clink on this link to access the survey and read more about it:-