Marvellous £100K milestone for Ark recycling partnership

A marvellous milestone has been reached – and it's one hundred thousand thanks to Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters.

In 2016, Ark became a charity partner of Bag It Up (BIU) Group – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

The partnership means Ark is among BIU’s charity partners to benefit from a percentage of the proceeds when residents, businesses and community groups recycle their unwanted clothing and shoes in Ark-branded BIU recycling banks in Hampshire.

50:50 Club November Prizewinners 2019

Thank you to all who joined us this month, and chose to make a regular donation to the Charity with the added bonus of having a chance to win a prize each month.


This months winners are:


1st Prize L Hillman

2nd Prize S Lowe

3rd Prize N Henke


We wish everyone the best of luck for next months draw.

Whiteoaks six-a-side challenge delivers winning result for Ark

Ark Our Partner supporter Whiteoaks International PR scored another fundraising goal for the charity by organising a six-a-side football challenge.

The leading technology PR agency, based in Hook, hosted the event at Robert May’s School, in Odiham, on Friday, October 18, and it raised £503.

Teams from Virgin Media, EDMI, Taylor Wimpey, Emerald Colour, Doug Clark FC as well as members of staff from Whiteoaks took part in the fun.

Emerald Colour's team triumphed on the night, and the money raised takes Whiteoaks International PR's running total for Ark to £1,976.

Beaufort Financial quiz is frightfully good

A Hallowe'en-themed charity quiz night was frightfully good when it came to producing a great result for two good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Beaufort Financial (Reading) are fabulous supporters of Ark and St Michael's Hospice, in Basingstoke, and the two charities shared the £1,590 raised at the latest quiz night.

The Tea Bar in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the fundraiser, with 11 teams from various local businesses taking part.

50:50 Club October Prizewinners 2019

An outline of the club

  • The 50;50 Club is open to supporters, their families and friends.
  • The cost of numbers to be entered into the monthly draw will be £5 per number
  • Participants must be over 16.
  • Payment must be paid by standing order for the monthly payment.
  • Payment must be received on or before the 15th day of the month in which the draw is taking place.
  • Participants may purchase one or more numbers.
  • 50% of all income after expenses will be paid out as prizes.

Happy birthday to The Village Café

Happy birthday to The Village Café - a community project that has helped Ark and other good causes.

It's one year since the community café opened in Old Basing - and over the last 12 months, the team have raised £4,000 for charity.

The volunteers running The Village Café, which is based in the Parish Room at St Mary’s Church, have been delighted with the response from local people and visitors since they opened the doors last October.

Rob is ready to rumble

He's back in town, and he's ready to rumble!

Varsity Pro Wrestling returns to Basingstoke tonight for a night of high-flying, body-slamming, jaw-dropping action for all the family.

In the line-up is Basingstoke professional wrestler Rob Holte - and once again, Rob will be supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Rob has been a king of the ring for a decade – and he is marking his milestone year with a fundraising drive that is a tribute to his late dad and is making a difference to Ark.

Dynamic duo complete fourth Great South Run for Ark

They are Ark superheroes - and yesterday dynamic duo Trevor Taylor and Aiden Blackwell chalked up another fundraising feat for the cancer charity.

Trevor and Aiden smashed their £250 fundraising target for Ark, which meant they took part in the 30th anniversary Simplyhealth Great South Run dressed as Spider-Man.

It's the fourth year running (literally!) that the Basingstoke police officers have raised money for Ark by taking part in the Great South Run.

Bison and Zizzi serve up a boost for Ark

What a n-ice event! It was a very good night for Bison fans and Ark Cancer Centre Charity as the Trane Basingstoke Bison and Zizzi Basingstoke teamed up to support the good cause. 

Bison supporters had the pleasure of being waited on by the Herd’s ice hockey stars as the Bison and Zizzi held the first of two charity evenings at Zizzi in London Street, Basingstoke.

Charity concert supports two good causes

An afternoon of marvellous music pulled in the pounds for Ark and another good cause at the weekend.

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and The Larks singers teamed up for the charity concert in support of Ark and St Peter and St Paul's Church - the parish church of King's Somborne.

Former BHMVC member Bill Martin, who now lives in King's Somborne and is a member of The Larks, was the driving force behind the concert.