It's a super Saturday for Ark

It was a super Saturday for Ark Cancer Centre Charity as thousands of pounds were added to the £5million fundraising campaign.

A busy day for the charity saw funds being raised at a Basingstoke RFC sponsors lunch, the annual Hampshire Hospitals Pantomime Players show, and a special charity concert starring a Blondie tribute band.

Unum vote of support for Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has received a great show of support from community-focused employees at one of Basingstoke’s leading companies.

After a staff vote, the 230-plus team at the Basing View offices of leading employee benefits provider Unum have decided that Ark will be their Charity of the Year for 2018 and 2019.

Leading HGV firms gear up to support Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has made a great start to 2018 by adding two more leading firms to its family of Our Partner corporate supporters.

Staff at sister companies Easy as HGV Ltd and HGV Driver Training Centre Ltd will be supporting Ark as one of their Charities of the Year for the next 12 months.

Atomic Rapture will rock the Apollo

They are a great tribute band - and in nine days, Atomic Rapture will be centre stage at a special charity night that will help Ark.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 is the date for the diary as Atomic Rapture perform live at the Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke.

A night of fabulous music is in store for everyone who comes along to the concert, which will raise funds for Ark and Help For Heroes - two charities that are supported by drummer Dave Taylor and colleagues at leading Basingstoke-based company Centerprise International.

Bison and Zizzi New Year boost for Ark

Basingstoke Bison and Zizzi are teaming up for a charity evening that will deliver a New Year boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million fundraising appeal.

Long-time Bison sponsors Zizzi are opening their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, January 17 for a special event which will see some of the Herd become waiters for the evening.

The fundraiser follows a successful charity evening earlier in the season, which raised just over £600 for Ark – one of the Bison's community partners.

50:50 Club - Cash Prizes to be won!!

Our 50:50 Club is very simple… All you have to do is buy a minimum monthly stake of £5. You increase your chances of winning with the more stakes you purchase. 

Each month, all the stakes are pooled together and 50 per cent goes to the  lucky winners who are drawn each month,  So, the more money in the pot each month, the bigger the prize! The remaining 50 per cent is donated to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Recycle your old clothes and you'll help Ark

At midnight tonight, it's out with the old, and in with the new – and Ark Cancer Centre Charity is hoping that supporters will carry this spirit into 2018 to help the £5million fundraising campaign.

Ark is urging local people to make a resolution to recycle unwanted clothes and shoes in January in one of the charity's many branded recycling banks that are dotted in and around the Basingstoke area.

It's been 16 months since Ark became a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

50:50 Club December 2017 Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who was a member of the 50:50 Club and took part during 2017. Many of whom won some fantastic cash prizes.

Here are the names of our last lucky prizewinners of 2017.


1st Prize - Julian Sheffield

2nd Prize - Nick Ward

3rd Prize - Peter Murphy


Congraulations to the winners and good luck to everyone who takes part in 2018


Should you wish to take part during 2018 please contact us directly for further details.


Thanks for your great support in 2017

It's been another year of great progress for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and we are delighted to announce that £1.7million has now been raised towards the £5m target that will help to fund the new HHFT cancer treatment centre.

Book is final chapter in Sitting With Jane story

It was the most high-profile event in the Jane Austen 200 celebrations in Hampshire – and now a special souvenir book has been produced as a lasting memento of the Sitting With Jane project.

A Wild in Art event, delivered by Destination Basingstoke and in association with Festival Place, thousands of people enjoyed going around the Sitting With Jane public art BookBench trail between June 17 and August 30 – and the popularity of the benches, which celebrated the life of local author Jane Austen, was reflected in a very successful charity auction.