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Sandra Hubbard was inspired to raise money for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity after watching close friends battle cancer.

The 54-year-old grandmother-of-14, of Trinidad Close, Popley, had her brown hair cut off at Toni and Guy, in Festival Place, after taking the brave decision to adopt the dramatic new look to generate funds for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Watched by a group of her close friends and family, Sandra, a mother-of-six, then had the remaining stubble dyed pink and a cancer ribbon and heart shaved into the back of her head.

50:50 club June 2014

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 - Jill Connock
2nd Prize - Hugh Ogus
3rd Prize - Nick Ward

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

Aspects of Fitness Gymathon

Thank you to all the members of Aspects of Fitness gym who took part in or donated to the fantastic target raised by Bryan and the team. With the donations being doubled by findmeagrant, over £3,000 was raised.

Cheam School Disco

Thank you to the year six pupils at Cheam School who organised a disco in support of the Charity. Over £1,300 was raised by them - amazing!

Motown 2014

Thank you to everyone at the Old Bell and Crown in Hatherden who enjoyed a night of Motown music and raised £1,200 for the Charity in the process


Skydiving for the Ark

A big thank you to everyone who took part in skydives for the charity. Many suffered delays due to the weather which must have made it even more nerve wracking; but you all finally got to jump out of those planes and over £9,000 was raised towards our £5million target.

Partnering with Festival Place shopping centre

We are delighted to be partnering with Festival Place shopping centre where enthusiastic staff have launched a bid to raise £10,000 over the next year. 

Over the next six months staff have pledged to run, cycle and row 1,091 miles on static machines in the shopping centre.

A World Record in aid of The Ark

A huge thank you to Dave Holby and Mike Brydges who not only broke two world records but raised money for us too!

Starting at 9am on Thursday 6th March 2014 in Festival Place, Basingstoke, they began their attempt to break two tandem indoor rowing records - the current 24 hour 20-29 lightweight record of 316.6km and the current endurance 20-29 lightweight record of 24 hours.

Lloyds Bank support

Thank you once again for Lloyds Bank supporting two local charities at their local post-Christmas drinks at the Red Lion. This year proceeds were split between Ark Cancer Centre Charity and St Michaels Hospice but once again donations made through the raffle have been doubled. 

Burns' Night at Milestones Museum

An amazing £5,300 was raised when a group of friends and supporters got together in the streets of Milestones Museum in Basingstoke for a traditional Burns' Night Supper. Organisers included Alison Collington and Kate Baker were delighted with the support that was shown by everyone who attended.