Get your Tickets today for the Jane Austen BookBench Auction




Andrew Smith & Son together with The Ark Cancer Centre Charity invite you to an exclusive auction of unique hand painted BookBenches to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.




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Lamb Brooks provide triple boost for Ark

The team at Lamb Brooks Solicitors are great supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity, and they have provided a triple dose of fundraising joy in June.

June 1 saw a Charity Quiz Night take place at The Tea Bar, in London Street, Basingstoke. 

Organised by Lamb Brooks, and held in memory of their late former senior partner Ian Roberts, the event raised £1,228, and over £1,000 of that will be doubled once match-funding is added by Greenham Common Trust through The Good Exchange fundraising portal.

Basingstoke Deane Rotary have the X Factor

When it comes to making a difference, members of The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane definitely have the X Factor.

At the annual Charities Night, Rotarians and their guests heard how the club has delivered £60,000 of support to good causes in Basingstoke and Deane and to people in need around the world during the last 12 months.

Sitting With Jane bookbenches are here!

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be the charity partner for Sitting With Jane – one of the most high-profile projects in a milestone year of events celebrating the life of Jane Austen.

A ‘Wild in Art’ event, being delivered by Destination Basingstoke and in association with Festival Place, Sitting With Jane is a public art trail featuring 24 specially-designed sponsored bookbenches which will all be on display from June 17.

Finch Group tee up fundraising success

A thriving Basingstoke-based business teed up a fundraising success by holding a Charity Golf Day in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Eighteen teams took part in the fundraising event organised and hosted by independent insurance brokers Finch Group, which has offices in Basingstoke, Reading, Fleet, Southampton, and the Isle of Wight.

Test Valley Golf Club, near Overton, was the setting for the fun fundraising day in aid of the cancer charity, which is raising £5million towards a much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre.

Awesome Ark Cyclists raise more than £50K

An awesome group of cyclists are celebrating after raising £50,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).

On May 13, the Ark Cyclists set off from the Cornwall landmark and headed north on a nine-day 965-mile ride to the Scottish landmark at the other end of Great Britain.

Some of the riders did particular legs of the journey and seven completed the whole ride – an amazing achievement for all of them, but particularly for team leader 51-year-old Jonathan Hobby, who has been undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

MasterChef champ Jane serves up double delight for Ark

She's the inspirational super cook who is a great supporter of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now BBC MasterChef UK 2016 champion Jane Devonshire is set to serve up a double culinary delight to raise money for the good cause.

Jane will be involved in two events as part of the prestigious and popular Hampshire Food Festival – and all the profits from both evenings will go to Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal which is helping to fund a new cancer treatment centre in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation (HHFT) area.

Liza's bald ambition pays off!

It was a bold – and bald – fundraising feat but Liza Nightingale’s decision to shave off her lovely locks for a cancer charity has really paid off.

Just over two years ago, Liza was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, it was found early, she was treated, and she's fit and well.

Movie music magic hits the right note

Two marvellous choirs and a string quartet delivered an Oscar-worthy night of Music from the Movies magic – and a delighted audience responded with a generous show of support for the charity that benefitted from the concert.

All Saints' Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke was the super setting for last Saturday night’s concert starring Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC), Ooh Mama and string quartet 4tissimo.

Legal eagles soar to charity success

They are amazing supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and the fantastic team at Clarke & Son Solicitors have now set their sights on reaching a £50,000 goal as they continue their fundraising into a third year.

The well-known Basingstoke law firm, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of the fledgling charity in February 2015 – and the legal eagles also supported Ark’s £5million appeal, which will help to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre, in 2016-17.