HHFT Panto Players deliver boost for charities

The Hampshire Hospitals Panto Players have delivered a welcome boost for three good causes - oh yes they have!

'Sick Whittington' entertained and delighted audiences with two performances of the panto at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke in January.

Charity bucket collections were held after both performances, and representatives from the cast and crew have now presented £1,500 cheques to Ark Cancer Centre Charity, St Michael's Hospice and Tourettes Action.

Ark Our Partner supporter passes another milestone

Staff at two Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporters are celebrating passing another marvellous milestone.

The teams at sister companies Easy As HGV Ltd and HGV Driver Training Centre Ltd have been supporting Ark since 2018.

Colleagues at both firms have been taking part in various events and activities to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark and its £5million appeal.

A Night of Swing & Strings concert - update

Unfortunately, A Night of Swing & Strings, starring Clive Fortune Big Band and Basingstoke Area Youth String Orchestra, has been postponed from the planned March 21 date.

Today, the organisers of the event said: “The health and safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

"Following the Government’s updated advice relating to the Coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone the concert.

50:50 Club November 2020 Prizewinners

We are delighted that the following people are winners of this months 50:50 Club Prizes


1st Prize     C Keith

2nd Prize    B Huntingdon

3rd Prize    L Martin


Good luck for Decembers draw!

Valiant GP Roisin raises thousands for Ark on epic trek

The force of Mother Nature may have stopped valiant Hampshire GP Roisin Ward in her tracks – but she and her intrepid team succeeded in raising thousands of pounds for charity and made their mark in what is billed as the World’s toughest expedition race.

Late Christmas concert brings early year cheer

Christmas may have come and gone but Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) proved that some things are worth waiting for as they put on their delayed festive concert.

An outbreak of Norovirus in Basingstoke hospital meant the original concert had to be postponed from December - but the show finally went on this week as BHMVC entertained and delighted their audience who came along to the performance in the hospital restaurant, where the choir regularly rehearse on Wednesday nights.

N-ice start for Ark Day 2020 campaign

The Ark Day 2020 campaign got off to a very n-ice start with an official launch at the home of the Herd.

Ark Day 2020 will raise funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal to provide supportive care and services, complementary therapies, and an enhanced environment in a NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Ark is proud to sponsor Bison sharp shooter Alex

ARK Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be sponsoring Saturday's Basingstoke Bison v Swindon Wildcats match – and it is also delighted to sponsor one of the Herd’s home-town stars.


50:50 Club February 2020 Prizewinners

Thank you to everyone who took part in the february draw of the 50:50 Club.

Congratulation to the winners.  Hoping that these little windfalls will make your day seem a little brighter while we all wait for the Coronavirus to disapear.


Our winners  are:

1st Prize  Kevin Croombs

2nd Prize Sheia Lowe

3rd Prize Mr & Mrs Ricketts


Good luck to those taking part in march


A Night of Swing and Strings for Ark

A night of Swing and Strings will entertain and delight music lovers, and raise vital funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity's mission to help and support cancer patients and their families.

Clive Fortune Big Band and Basingstoke Area Youth String Orchestra (BAYSO) will be combining their talented musical forces to deliver ‘A Night of Swing & Strings’.