New ways to fundraise

Why not set yourself a challenge for 2016 and fundraise for Ark Cancer Centre Charity too! 

We have joined up with Action Challenge to give you the opportunity to run, jog or walk round some amazing countryside. Take a look on our fundraising page for information on just 3 of the challenges; or visit Action Challenge's Ultra Challenge site to see what else is on offer.

A mile of burpees!

Personal trainer Matt Smart has every right to enjoy putting his feet up at Christmas after taking on a gruelling physical feat to help Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Matt, 39, who runs Smart Health & Fitness, did a mile of burpees on Sunday, December 20 a challenge that saw him complete 767 burpees and cover the mile-long course in one hour and four minutes.

The Lost Marbles complete their challenges

Thanks to the fab team from Clarke & Son for completing the third of their fundraising feats in aid of Ark Cancer Centre Charity. 

A team of staff from the law firm, in Winchester Road, Basingstoke, have come together to raise as much money as possible by taking part in various physical pursuits throughout the year. 

The teams for the various challenges are made up of Support Staff, Solicitors and Partners, collectively named “The Lost Marbles”. 

Festival Place Team takes to the sky

Four members of staff from Festival Place – Sean Taylor, Sarah Killingback, Ieva Bajorinaite and Jo Lush – took part in the charity skydive at the Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity on August 9, raising over £1,300 for the cause.

Sarah Killingback, guest host manager at Festival Place, said: “It was an amazing experience and doing it for charity made it so much more worthwhile.

Boot Camps for Charity

Thank you to local personal trainer Matt Smart who organised a series of boot camps with donation to be made to Ark Cancer Centre Charity. Matt, who was inspired by Merv Rees at a presentation at a local networking group, also challenged himself to complete 300 burpees in 30 minutes after his final class on 18th December. Sponsorship poured in and Matt (not surprisingly) completed the challenge. Thank you to everyone who lost pounds (lbs) and raised pounds (£) in aid of the charity - over £800 was raised - a fantastic result.


Skydiving for the Ark

A big thank you to everyone who took part in skydives for the charity. Many suffered delays due to the weather which must have made it even more nerve wracking; but you all finally got to jump out of those planes and over £9,000 was raised towards our £5million target.

A World Record in aid of The Ark

A huge thank you to Dave Holby and Mike Brydges who not only broke two world records but raised money for us too!

Starting at 9am on Thursday 6th March 2014 in Festival Place, Basingstoke, they began their attempt to break two tandem indoor rowing records - the current 24 hour 20-29 lightweight record of 316.6km and the current endurance 20-29 lightweight record of 24 hours.


Natasha Rolls, aged 23 from Andover, was determined to raise money towards the Ark Cancer Centre Charity when she organised a 24-hour runathon at her place of work, the Arqiva office in Winchester. Her target was to raise £500 to support her mum who is fighting breast cancer. Mum Janet Rolls raised £6,500 with friend Jenny Gow by holding a hugely successful Christmas raffle. The family are great supporters and fundraisers for the charity.

Mid Wales Coast to Coast

Thank you to George Bounds who took part in this event and walked 130 miles across a very wet Wales to help raise money towards the cancer centre.

Abseiling for our cancer centre

A big thank you to everyone who abseiled down the side of Basingstoke Hospital and helped raise some money for our Charity. Organised by Shopmobility in Basingstoke, this annual event sees individuals challenge themselves for Charity - amazing!