AXA Wealth Fat Boys pile on the miles and pounds

Congratulations to AXA Wealth chief executive Mike Kellard and his fellow cyclists who have completed their 400km challenge in Spain.

The Fat Boys, as they are known, are raising money for AXA Wealth's two charities of the year – Ark Cancer Centre Charity and The UK Sepsis Trust.

Culinary contest is a recipe for success for Ark Cancer Centre Charity

Generous and appreciative diners helped to crown The Sun Inn BCoT Masterchef of 2016 – and served up a £1,300 boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Jade Smith, Christine Sweet and Sam Nurse – all third year students on the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery course at the Basingstoke college – competed for diners' votes in a competition organised, and overseen, by acclaimed local chef Gordon Stott.

AXA Wealth Fat Boys bring home the bacon

A team from AXA Wealth have been riding high as they take part in a 400km fundraiser down the Spanish coast.

The Fat Boys, as they are known, are raising money for AXA Wealth's two charities of the year – Ark and The UK Sepsis Trust.

Tadley Singers are on song for charity

The wonderful Tadley Singers were well and truly on song as they raised hundreds of pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity at their Summer Concert.

The community choir put on a splendid concert in support of the charity – the third time the Singers have performed a special show to help the £5million fundraising appeal.

The Tadley Singers were once again led by their acclaimed musical director Dai Ogborn, and Paul Wright provided brilliant support on the piano.


JOGLE16 riders raise more than £47,000

An awesome team of cyclists are celebrating after completing a mammoth challenge and smashing a £20,000 fundraising target.

Public support for cancer treatment centre

Over eight weeks in the spring, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust asked members, staff, patient groups and the public to let them know their views on a broad range of topics about current services and future plans. They have now received the report and we would like to share the summary of the findings.

A range of locations across Hampshire were visited to listen to the public and this was supported by an on-street survey of 806 individuals carried out by a research agency. They also ran an online survey and were pleased to receive 1,583 responses from across their area. 

Centerprise support reaches new heights

A GROUP of staff from Centerprise International have reached a new high point in their fundraising for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Twelve fundraisers reached the summit of Snowden as part of their ongoing efforts to pull in the pounds for the charity and two other good causes.

So take a bow Maria Agozzino, David Taylor, Phil Boyes, Jon Elliot, Eddie Standon, Margarite Lewis, Ben Whitaker, Garry Stevens, Tim Eagle, Jeremy Nash, and Tom and Donna May.

50:50 Club June 2016 Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who has become a member of the 50:50 Club, making a regular donation to the Charity with the added bonus of having a chance to win a prize every month. Check here every month to find out who has won. (All winners will be notified by post)

This month's prizewinners are:

1st Prize - Betty Bond
2nd Prize - Patrick Cornelius
3rd Prize - Kevin Kiernan

Congratulations to the winners and good luck to everyone next month.

Centerprise key to Music in The Garden success

Music in a magnificent setting and a fabulous set of auction and raffle prizes – including one from this year’s BBC MasterChef winner – were a recipe for a fundraising success for a local cancer centre charity.


Are you up for a great run?

‘Come on board and join the Ark2016 team’ – that’s the rallying call from Mark Jones, who is looking for recruits for the Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half-Marathon.