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.

Support from local networking group

The local networking group Women in Business have elected to show their support for the charity for the year starting April 2013. The group which meets monthly holds a collection at each meeting in aid of the charity. Merv Rees was welcomed in May and introduced the group to the charity’s aims. In July, Dr Lara Alloway shared more information about how the cancer treatment centre will benefit the local community. The group who meet monthly support a different charity each year and their support for the charity raised over £700. 

Highclere and East Woodhay Society Charity Walk

Despite the threat of bad weather, about 160 walkers from Highclere, Woolton Hill and the surrounding villages met up at the Red House in Highclere for their 29th Annual Charity Christmas Walk.

A big thank you for a big cheque from Test Valley Golf Club

Thank you so very much to everyone who took part in various fundraising events over the past year at Test Valley Golf Club. Ladies Captain, Dawn Nicholson, proposed Ark Cancer Centre Charity as this year's beneficiary and we were delighted to receive a cheque for £14,000. Dawn herself took part in a cycling challenge and the ladies team put on their very own fashion show. In addition, the Club produced their very own version of a"calender girls (boys)" calender!  Merv Rees was delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity at their annual dinner.

Andover Raffle

Janet Rolls and Jenny Gow, two dedicated charity fundraisers from Andover smashed their own fundraising target of £5,000 to reach a magnificent £6,500 with their hugely successful charity raffle in aid of the Charity.

The two friends embarked on their mission to raise much needed funds for the charity in November and in just 8 weeks managed to sell all 5,000 tickets as they spent every spare minute selling tickets locally, on Andover High Street, in Kenyon's Fruit & Veg shop, Wilkinson’s and at Basingstoke hospital.


Natasha Rolls, aged 23 from Andover, was determined to raise money towards the Ark Cancer Centre Charity when she organised a 24-hour runathon at her place of work, the Arqiva office in Winchester. Her target was to raise £500 to support her mum who is fighting breast cancer. Mum Janet Rolls raised £6,500 with friend Jenny Gow by holding a hugely successful Christmas raffle. The family are great supporters and fundraisers for the charity.