Lloyds Bank show support at local business event

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual Lloyds Bank local businesses event at the Red Lion in Basingstoke. The support of those who attended and bought raffle tickets is very much appreciated. Lloyds have also very generously agreed to double the donation through their community support charity.

Ark the Herald Angels Sing

One of our very first fundraising took part close to home in the staff canteen at Basingstoke Hospital. Local singer Angie Cook held a Christmas karaoke to entertain staff and patients just before the Christmas break.

Brides of Odiham Fashion Show

Barbara Ryder, owner of Brides of Odiham held a fashion show and fayre in Odiham with brides past and present modelling in All Saints Church in December 2012. Over £1,000 was raised at the event. Barbara told us she was happy to help support the charity in order to prevent cancer patients needing to travel long distances for their treatment.

The Gazette is delighted to support the Ark Centre Cancer Campaign

As a newspaper that is at the heart of the local community, The Gazette has a proud tradition of promoting and supporting causes that will benefit its readership and the wider local population, and the cancer centre campaign is definitely one such good cause.

The cancer centre will make a significant and important difference to the lives of so many cancer sufferers and their families, and The Gazette will do all it can to encourage local people to support the campaign. This will be a centre for the people, and it will be a caring place to be proud of.

Charity Launch Dinner Nov 2012

Ark Cancer Centre Charity Launch Dinner

Guests including North Hampshire West MP Sir George Young, former Conservative Government minister Lord Wakeham and Hampshire-based actress Sarah Parish, of Peak Practice and Mistresses fame, sat down to a three-course dinner before they heard why it is so vital for the public to get behind the campaign to raise £5million towards the cost of  providing supportive care and enhanced facilities at the new cancer centre that is to be built in north Hampshire by The North Hampshire Hospital Trust.