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Bison and Zizzi team up to support Ark

The Trane-sponsored Basingstoke Bison and Zizzi restaurant will once again be teaming up for two charity evenings during the course of the ice hockey season that will deliver a boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million fundraising appeal.

Long-time Bison sponsors Zizzi are opening their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and Wednesday, January 15, 2020 for two special events which will see some of the Herd players become waiters for the evening.

Simon takes on Ironman challenge for Ark

He likes a challenge – so Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) consultant Dr Simon Struthers has definitely found the perfect fundraising feat as he gears up for an Italian Ironman contest.

On Saturday, September 21, the paediatric and neonatal consultant will be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a marathon – that’s another 26.2 miles – and he needs to get to the finish line before the cut-off time of 16 hours.

AA Heritage Day helps Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporter The AA in Basingstoke have added to their fundraising total for the year by supporting the charity at their first-ever Heritage Day.

The company's iconic Fanum House base on Basing View was the setting for today's staff and family-focused event.

Those who came along were able to enjoy seeing some of the AA's beautiful heritage vehicles as well as food and entertainment, provided by a live band. There were also several stalls and plenty of takers who were determined to be the fastest in the wheel change challenge. 

Get great leadership advice and help Ark

Dave Gammon, chief transformer, at Sixth Sense Business, is holding a one-day transformation training event for company leaders/managers at the Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke, on Thursday, November 28, and is generously donating the profits from the day to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

50:50 Club September Prizewinners

This months Prizewinners are:

 

1st Prize  R Bigg

2nd Prize N Ward

3rd Prize  S Allen

 

Please check back next month to see if you are one of the lucky prizewinners!

(All winners are notified by post)

Unum team's fabulous feat for Ark

A team from Ark Our Partner supporter Unum really walked the walk for the charity at the weekend as they took on a gruelling feat.

Nine employees from Basingstoke employee benefits company Unum walked for 28 hours non-stop, covering a distance of 100km, on the Ultra Challenge Series South Coast Challenge.

The terrific team - Andrew Brown, Francesca Skillett, Omar Ali, Claire Lever, Rosi Thurley, Tim Powell, Andrew Potter, Rich Eburne and Jessica Bate - received a hero’s welcome in Arundel on Sunday, where family and friends gathered to cheer them across the finish line.

#Free2DoGood - Thanks for your support

YOU can do good by fundraising for free – that’s the message of Ark Cancer Centre Charity's #Free2DoGood campaign.

Ark supporters raise nearly £90K in a few weeks

Fundraisers and supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity have clocked up an amazing achievement by raising nearly £90,000 in less than two months.

Ark is raising £5million to help fund the new HHFT cancer treatment centre that will be built at Basingstoke hospital, and this summer has seen the following fundraising successes:

50:50 Club August 2019 Prizewinners

Thank you to all who joined the 50;50 Club this month.  

This months winners are:

1st Prize  N Henke

2nd Prize  WD Hayter

3rd Prize  C Hurst- Brown

 

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

Laugh For Ark serves up a comedy feast

Her cooking may be the butt of a few jokes, but when it comes to choosing the ingredients for a successful charity comedy night, Basingstoke mistress of mirth Jan Jack is an absolute master chef.

Laugh For Ark pulled in the pounds and produced laughs galore at the Apollo Hotel last Friday night as more than 150 Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters enjoyed a first-class night featuring five super stand-up acts.

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