Meet our new Supportive Care Lead for the Wellbeing Centre

We are delighted to be able to introduce our new Macmillan Supportive Care Lead,Jaana.

Jaana qualified as a clinical dietitian in 2008 and has worked in both NHS and academic settings. She has worked in a range of clinical disciplines within the Wessex area (Dorset and Hampshire), but her passion has always been cancer care. Her research interests have been focused on breast cancer, physical activity, and the challenges of' living beyond cancer'. Janna has worked with breast cancer charities for many years delivering programs such as ‘Moving Forward’.

Design the Ark Charity's Christmas Card

Design a Christmas Card for Ark Cancer Charity-

Are you creative?  Do you love to paint or draw?  Do you have lots of small children who love to play with paint and crayons?

We are running an exciting competition for our supporters and families to design a Christmas Card for us.

What a year!

Hello to our wonderful supporters


We hope that you are keeping well and getting your life back to normal following the ease of covid retrictions. Isnt it wonderful to be back meeting with friends and loved ones.

We are now over half way through the year and the time has come to reflect back on fundraising this year and of all the challenges our supporters have had, and of all the new ideas for events we hope to be able to carry out going forward.

5 K Your Way

 5K Your Way is an excellent way to not only exercise and get some valued fresh air but also to meet new people.  Jaana Jefferies our new Macmillan Support Care Lead for Ark Cancer Charity is keen to get everyone fit to fight cancer!  Jaana is hoping that you will be able to join her and attend a session at some point, they happen on the last Saturday of every month alongside the ParkRun. The next on is on the 25th September at Basingstoke War Memorial Park.


Library team's donation is no fiction!

We were delighted this week to receive a donation of a total of £116.00 from the Healthcare Library at Basingstoke.

Throughout the past year the library team raised money by asking people to donate money for fiction books which they hold at the library.  This service has been a long term success for the library.  Where the staff are able to donate good condition fiction books and swap for another or donate to take one away. Not only is this a fantastic way of recycling books but a wonderful way in which they can raise money for the charity.

50:50 Club August 2021 Prizewinners

We are in August already and we have another set of lucky winners in our 50:50 Club prize draw


1st Prize      A Chuter


20nd Prize   R Taylor


3rd Prize     N Ward


Why not join us in our 50:50 club by contacting us on and we can show you how easy it is to join up and enter our prize draw.

Calling all you budding gardeners!

Our wellbeing Centre' garden is in full bloom and looking absolutely wonderful and we need your help to keep it that way.

However we are calling on our supporters with gardening skills to volunteer with some weeding and watering.  So if you are that person who can give us an hour or so a week to keep our garden looking tip top we would love to hear from you.

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Ark supporter Debbie completes landmark challenge

CHARITY champion Debbie Loveridge is celebrating after completing a six-month virtual trek from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Since January 1, Debbie, who had a hip replacement in February 2020, has been clocking up the miles in all weathers by walking in the area close to her Basingstoke home.

Debbie’s aim was to complete her target of 874 miles – the distance between the two landmark destinations – by the beginning of July, and on June 26, she reached her goal with a few days to spare. Family and friends clapped her home as she walked the final steps.

50:50 Club July 2021 Prizewinners

We are delighted to announce the winners for the July 50:50 Club Winner


1st Prize     Mr & Mrs Dougal


2nd Prize    S Allen


3rd Prize    M Dolby


Good luck to evereyone for August prize draw.