Arkriders donation takes Ark past £2million milestone

They have been a driving force when it comes to fundraising for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now the latest donation by the Arkriders has taken the charity past the £2million milestone. 

The Arkriders have raised more than £215,000 for Ark’s £5million appeal which will help to fund a much-needed new NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Clarke & Son are community champions at INSPIRE18 Business Awards

Congratulations to the fabulous team at Ark Our Partner business supporter Clarke & Son Solicitors after the legal eagles won the Business and the Community trophy at the INSPIRE18 Business Awards.

Clarke & Son, based in Winchester Road, Basingstoke, are the longest-standing Ark Our Partner supporter, and since 2015, the fantastic team have raised nearly £70,000 for Ark's £5million appeal to help fund the new NHS cancer treatment centre.

Debbie's bold show of support for Ark

She loves her hair – but Debbie Le Besque is gearing up to lose her precious locks in a bold show of support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Literally going for a bald new look was a big decision for mother-of-four Debbie to take. However, she wanted to make a difference to Ark’s £5million appeal that will help to fund a new NHS cancer treatment centre – and she is well on her way to hitting her £1,500 target.

Jackie is Ark's Queen of the Jungle

'I’m A Celebrity' is well and truly in the public spotlight but Ark Cancer Centre Charity already has its own Queen of the Jungle.

Charity champion Jackie Wicks has returned home after conquering a jungle challenge – and she is delighted to have achieved her goal of raising a four-figure sum for Ark’s £5million appeal that will help to fund a new NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Hampshire County Council gives £50K grant to Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is another step closer to reaching its £5million target towards a new cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke - thanks to a £50,000 grant from Hampshire County Council

Speaking about the significant show of support, Councillor Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council, said: “Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising funds to have this centre built so that patients and their families can receive the range of care and support they need under one roof, in a calm and peaceful environment.

Susie is on top of the world after Himalayan trek

Super Susie Webster has reached new heights for Ark Cancer Centre Charity after completing an awesome Himalayan trekking challenge.

Mother-of-three Susie was part of a 15-strong group who last month hiked through the Solu Khumba in Nepal, from Lukla to Renjo La Pass – walking between six and eight hours a day at altitude in testing conditions.

Choirs are on song for Ark

Two choirs teamed up for an Autumn Concert that raised £1,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Basingstoke Male Voice Choir (BMVC) and Four Lanes Male Choir, from Cornwall, performed a range of songs at the concert which took place at the United Reformed Church, in London Street.

Around 100 people attended the concert, and the donation to Ark came from the proceeds of ticket sales.

BMVC are currently looking for new members. The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the United Reformed Church. For more information, go to

Spooktacular Hallowe'en support for Ark

Thanks to our spooktacular supporters who put on a feast of Hallowe'en fundraising events to raise further funds for, and awareness of, Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million appeal to help fund a much-needed Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust cancer treatment centre.

Ark Our Partner business supporters Clarke & Son Solicitors and De La Rue, and Ark supporters in the Basingstoke police team and at the Arena building on Basing View all got into the fundraising spirit on the spookiest day of the year.

Thanks to everyone for your frightfully good support!

50:50 Club October 2018 Prizewinners

Here are Octobers lucky Prizewinners of this months 50:50 draw:-


1st Prize - Donna Pink

2nd Prize - Lisa Hurry

3rd Prize - Mr  Mrs Bigg


Congratulation to our lucky winners - and wishing you all lots of luck for next months draw

Super Susie reaches high point on Everest hike for Ark

She was determined to rise to a big personal challenge – and now super Susie Webster has reached a high point on her ambitious Everest hike.

Less than two years after undergoing treatment for breast cancer, 60-year-old Susie is taking part in a challenging fundraising hike to Everest because she wants to prove that there are no limits to what cancer survivors can do.