London Clancy team blaze a trail

Thanks to the team from London Clancy for clocking up the miles and pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by cycling and walking The Ridgeway Trail.

Alex Welch and Chris Ridge, from the firm of commercial property consultants and chartered surveyors, piled on the pedal power and completed the 87-mile-long course over July 22 and 23. Other colleagues cycled or walked part of the trail.

Rotary Club delivers cash boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity

They may be one of the smallest Rotary Clubs around but The Rotary Club of Basingstoke Loddon continue to make a big difference through their support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

At their annual charities evening, Basingstoke Loddon 2015-16 president Bill Crosher presented Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications for the charity, with a cheque for proceeds raised by the club’s membership during Bill’s year of office.

Choir's Odiham debut for charity

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and a generous audience have delivered another boost for the Charity. All Saints Church in Odiham was the lovely setting for the free concert, at which donations were collected on behalf of the charity.

The July 20 concert was the latest event to be staged by BHMVC in support of the charity, and it marked an Odiham debut for the highly-rated choir. Under the leadership of Musical Director Dai Ogborn, the choir turned in another sparkling performance which demonstrated the range and versatility of their repertoire.

The sign of a great partnership

With the new season less than two weeks away, the sign welcoming football fans to Basingstoke Town FC's Ark Cancer Centre Charity Stadium is now in place.

The team's stadium has been renamed for the 2016-17 season following a trailblazing show of support by supporters and officials at the club. The significant backing for the charity is believed to be the first time that a club in the football league pyramid have renamed their stadium after a charity for a whole season.

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.