Jane portrait goes to a very good home

It couldn't have gone to a more appropriate new owner – a painting of Basingstoke author Jane Austen is now hanging in pride of place in the home of the borough’s ‘first lady’ also called Jane.

Mayoress Councillor Jane Frankum is the proud owner of the lovely picture of the world-famous author after her sons, the borough’s Mayor Cllr Paul Frankum and Tony, successfully bid for it in an online charity auction that has raised funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Apollo Hotel becomes Ark Our Partner

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to welcome the Apollo Hotel on board as an Our Partner supporter

General manager Paul Fearon and his team are looking forward to supporting the charity by helping to raise funds and awareness of its £5million appeal and the NHS cancer treatment centre project.

Memorable Rotary concert raises £6K for Ark

An award-winning Belgian choir delivered a spectacular performance at a Rotary-organised concert – delighting a packed church and resulting in a £6,000 boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

All Saints Church in Odiham was the splendid setting for the concert by the internationally-renowned Lyricanto Choir on Saturday, November 4.

The special event was organised by The Rotary Club of Odiham and Hook and The Rotary Club of Colfontaine-Borinage in Belgium. Rotarian and accomplished organist Jean-Michel Sapin was one of the key figures in bringing the choir to Odiham.

Hospital panto players' show of support for Ark

It's nearly pantomime season - oh yes it is - and this year, Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be one of the chosen charities that the wonderful Hampshire Hospitals Pantomime Players (HHPP) will be supporting.

Ark, North Hampshire Medical Fund, and The Pink Place will all benefit from this year's HHPP panto - and, as ever, it's set to be a fun, entertaining and memorable show.

Male voice choirs team up to support Ark

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and Hart Male Voice Choir are set to deliver an Autumnal boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by performing at a special joint concert.

All Saints’ Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke, will be the venue for the charity concert on the evening of Wednesday, November 15 – and everyone who comes along is in for a marvellous musical feast.

50:50 Club October 2017 Prizewinners

The 50/50 Club is the Ark Cancer Centre Charities monthly prize draw. Just £5.00 buys your monthly entry into the draw, and you can buy as many tickets as you like.

Why not contact us to find out more and join the 50:50 Club for 2018?

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The Winners for October are:


1st Prize  - Neil Henke


2nd prize - Peter Murphy


3rd Prize - Nick Ward


Beaufort Financial quiz delivers boost for Ark

They are great Our Partner supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now the team at Beaufort Financial have delivered another boost to the good cause by organising a successful Charity Quiz Night.

The Tea Bar in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the latest fundraiser, and 12 teams from various local businesses took part.

Bison and Zizzi serve up treat for fans and Ark

Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison players are set to serve up a treat for fans of the Herd and a fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Long-time Bison sponsor Zizzi will be opening their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, November 8 for the first of three charity nights which will see some of the Herd become waiters for the evening. 

Bison head coach Doug Sheppard and several members of the team will be on hand to serve, and chat to, the diners who come along to the popular Top of The Town restaurant in Basingstoke.

Belgian choir and Rotary on song for Ark

A special concert by an award-winning Belgian choir will deliver some Autumnal musical magic to Odiham and boost the coffers of a charity helping to fund a much-needed local cancer treatment centre.

All Saints’ Church in Odiham will be the splendid setting for the concert of popular and light classical music by internationally-renowned Belgian choir Lyricanto.

This special event has been organised by The Rotary Club of Odiham and Hook and is being generously sponsored by The Rotary Club of Colfontaine-Borinage in Belgium.

FedsOnLegs go the extra mile - or 10 - for Ark

The fabulous FedsOnLegs have done it again!

On Sunday, October 22, three Basingstoke police officers piled on the miles as they took part in the Great South Run in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million appeal.

It’s the second year running that Inspector Paul Pressley, Sergeant Trevor Taylor and PC Aiden Blackwell have pulled on their running shoes to support the charity – and they were among the thousands of runners to complete the 10-mile course in support of a good cause.