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’.

Philippa takes up key Lead Cancer Nurse role

Cancer patient care at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) has been given a significant boost by a key appointment.

Philippa Aslet has taken up the role of lead cancer nurse for the trust – and she is on a mission to improve the cancer journey for patients, their families, and staff across the trust, which runs hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover.

The announcement comes on World Cancer Day, and in the year that has been recognised as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organisation.

Ark Day is back for 2020!

It was a great community campaign that raised over £32,000 – and now Ark Day is to return with a fresh look for 2020.

New Ark Our Partner will create a big Bang!

It's a new year, and Ark Cancer Centre Charity is delighted to welcome Bang Consulting on board as its first new Our Partner supporter of 2020.

Ark’s Our Partner corporate supporters all adopt the charity, which is raising £5million to fund supportive care and services, complementary therapies, and an enhanced environment within an NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital, as their charity of the year.

Over the past five years, Ark’s fundraising and profile has been significantly increased thanks to its Our Partner organisations.

Bison and Zizzi deliver New Year boost for Ark

It was a very n-ice start to 2020 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 second of two charity evenings at Zizzi in London Street, Basingstoke.