Fundraising

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. 

Dynamic duo gear up to run Great South Run for Ark

They've already completed a hat-trick of Simplyhealth Great South Runs in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity as FedsOnLegs - and now Sergeant Trevor Taylor and PC Aiden Blackwell are set to take part in the 2019 event as superheroes.

The dynamic Basingstoke police duo have pledged to run round the 10-mile course in Portsmouth in full Spider-Man suits if they can raise at least £250 for Ark.

Trevor and Aiden will be among thousands of runners taking part in the milestone 30th Great South Run on Sunday, October 20.

Whiteoaks International PR are Ark bake-off champs

Baking skills were certainly on show as eight teams from Whiteoaks International PR competed in a charity cooking contest.

An assortment of tasty treats was created in the Great British Bake Off-style competition which raised funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Adrian Culver, patisserie chef from Newlyns Cookery School, was the judge who put the cakes and bakes to the test and taste, and chose the top team and star baker.

Team Capella were delighted to claim the Bake-Off crown, while the star baker accolade went to Emma Slaughter.

Simon takes on Ironman challenge for Ark

He likes a challenge – so Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) consultant Dr Simon Struthers has definitely found the perfect fundraising feat as he gears up for an Italian Ironman contest.

On Saturday, September 21, the paediatric and neonatal consultant will be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a marathon – that’s another 26.2 miles – and he needs to get to the finish line before the cut-off time of 16 hours.

AA Heritage Day helps Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporter The AA in Basingstoke have added to their fundraising total for the year by supporting the charity at their first-ever Heritage Day.

The company's iconic Fanum House base on Basing View was the setting for today's staff and family-focused event.

Those who came along were able to enjoy seeing some of the AA's beautiful heritage vehicles as well as food and entertainment, provided by a live band. There were also several stalls and plenty of takers who were determined to be the fastest in the wheel change challenge. 

Get great leadership advice and help Ark

Dave Gammon, chief transformer, at Sixth Sense Business, is holding a one-day transformation training event for company leaders/managers at the Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke, on Thursday, November 28, and is generously donating the profits from the day to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Let's get quizz-ical!

Ark's fabulous Our Partner supporters at Beaufort Financial (Reading) are holding a fundraising charity quiz night on Wednesday. October 23.

Raising money for Ark and St Michael's Hospice, in Basingstoke, the event at The Tea Bar, London Street, will start at 6.30pm.

Entry for teams of five costs £150 and there are still a few spaces available.

Anyone who wants to enter a team should contact andrew.coles@beaufortfinancial.co.uk by Friday, October 18.

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:

Laugh For Ark serves up a comedy feast

Her cooking may be the butt of a few jokes, but when it comes to choosing the ingredients for a successful charity comedy night, Basingstoke mistress of mirth Jan Jack is an absolute master chef.

Laugh For Ark pulled in the pounds and produced laughs galore at the Apollo Hotel last Friday night as more than 150 Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters enjoyed a first-class night featuring five super stand-up acts.

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