Arkriders

Ark supporters win honours at A Place to be Proud of Awards

ARK Cancer Centre Charity supporters were among the winners at the 2020 A Place to be Proud of Awards.

The awards were held virtually for the first time in their 17-year history, with celebrations taking place from the living rooms of the nominees and winners instead of in the Haymarket theatre.

In all, nine awards were given out to people and organisations that have made a difference to the town and borough - and a further eight winners were recognised for their outstanding contribution to Basingstoke's COVID-19 response.

EastEnders star James puts Ark in national TV spotlight

EastEnders star James Bye put Ark Cancer Centre Charity in the national spotlight when he supported the good cause on Pointless Celebrities.

Basingstoke-born James, who has played the role of Martin Fowler in the popular BBC1 soap since 2014, chose to support Ark after he and EastEnders co-star Davood Ghadami got through to the final round of the popular BBC1 quiz show.

Eine Grosse Nacht celebrates Arkriders success story

They've raised a very big sum of money, so it was fitting that Eine Grosse Nacht (One Big Night) was the name of a fun evening that celebrated the Arkriders amazing success story.

The German-themed night at The Irish Centre, in Basingstoke, celebrated the amazing efforts of the Arkriders Class of 2019, who raised over £55,000 by cycling 500 miles in five days from Basingstoke to Cologne on the Arkriders Twin Towns Tour, and also the achievements of everyone who has been involved in the Arkriders campaign since 2016, and has helped to raise over £270,000.

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:

Arkriders rise to Twin Towns Tour challenge

They've done it! Thirty fabulous Arkriders have cycled 500 miles through five countries in five days – and their fundraising has taken the group’s total past the £250,000 milestone.

The Arkriders have been at the heart of the community campaign to raise £5million for a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke – and now the 2019 peleton have piled on the miles, and the pounds, in the latest formidable feat.

And they are off!!!!

It was a fantastic turn out this morning to see the 30 riders who are taking part in the 5 Countries 5 Days cycling to raise funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

The team will cycle a distance of 453 miles and climb 13,769 ove the net 5 days. 

This fantastic group of cyclists have already raised £42,275 and counting!

We wish them all good luck and hope they have a fantastic time.   Especially our own Mark Jones who is also taking part.  The office will be quiet this week!!    

Arkriders gear up for Twin Towns Tour challenge

Cycling nearly 500 miles through five countries in five days is a massive challenge – but that’s exactly what 28 fabulous fundraisers are going to do as they write the next chapter of the amazing Arkriders story.

The Arkriders have been at the heart of the community campaign to raise £5million for a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke – and now the 2019 peleton are gearing up for the Arkriders Twin Towns Tour which will take place from July 17-22.

Arkriders gear up for 2019 challenge

They are at the heart of the community campaign to raise £5million for a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke – and now the Arkriders are gearing up for their 2019 fundraising feat.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has raised more than £2m as it continues its appeal to help fund the new centre which will provide care and support for cancer patients and their loved ones throughout the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) area.

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.

Une Grande Nuit is a grand success

Magnifique! – a fabulous French-themed evening celebrated the awesome achievements of a terrific team of cycling fundraisers and saw them smash the £200,000 barrier in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Une Grande Nuit was organised by the Arkriders, in partnership with the Apollo Hotel, in Basingstoke, to mark the success of three years of fundraising by the bike-riding supporters, and to pull in more money for the charity, which is raising £5million towards a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke.

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