Fundraising

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.

Clarke & Son tee up another fundraising success

The dynamic team at a Basingstoke law firm have been a real driving force when it comes to supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now they have added to their amazing fundraising tally following a successful charity golf day.

Clarke & Son Solicitors, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity in February 2015 – and the legal eagles are now in their fifth year of supporting the charity’s £5million campaign that will help to fund a new NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

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.

Treat for music lovers at concert for Ark

Music lovers are in for a treat as talented singers and musicians team up to put on a fundraising concert for a local cancer centre charity.

All Saints Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke will be the wonderful setting for the Saturday, July 13 concert featuring the Basing Singers, Ooh Mama, and the Heritage Light Orchestra.

This summer concert will be raising funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal that will help to fund a much-needed NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Fabulous flautist performs for Ark

Fabulous flautist Hannah Lindsey-Clark will be delighting an audience in Odiham at the weekend as she puts on a charity concert in support of a local cancer centre campaign.

Hannah, who has performed all over the world, and has had her music broadcast on Classic FM, Radio 3 and appeared on national television, will be performing Muller’s Flute Concerto in E Minor with the Deane Sinfonia.

All Saints Church, in Odiham, is the venue for the Saturday, July 6 concert, which will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 on the door and will include a beverage.

Charity football match delivers winning result for Ark

It may have been a draw but Ark Cancer Centre Charity was definitely a winner when teams from two Basingstoke businesses took part in a charity football match.

Colleagues from Sainsbury’s Distribution Depot, in Houndmills, took on staff from the Royal Mail, in Priestley Road, in a match held at Brighton Hill Playing Fields.

The game saw £320 raised for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, and it ended with honours even at 2-2 – Danny Manton scoring twice for Sainsbury’s and Brian Cooke and Harrison West netting for Royal Mail.

Have a laugh and help Ark - Comedy Evening August 2nd, Apollo Hotel

As the Stand Up to Cancer campaign has proved, you can have a laugh and help the fight against the Big C – and that’s exactly what will be happening in Basingstoke on one night this summer.

On Friday, August 2, three of Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s great supporters are teaming up to put on a Laugh For Ark charity comedy night.

Basingstoke comedy legend Jan Jack, of Jan Jack’s Laughter-House Comedy Club, has compiled a superb line-up for the night of fun which is being sponsored by Unum and hosted by the Apollo Hotel, both of which are Ark Our Partner supporters.

Masonic charity night boost for Ark

When it comes to organising a raffle, Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporter Bev Harfield is in a league of her own.

Imogen Dental team show true grit for Ark

They may not have exactly blazed a trail on the water, but when it comes to determination, the Imogen Dental team were definitely the winners at this year’s Crafty Craft Race.

The team, who were taking part in the popular annual event to raise money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, took more than six hours to complete the race – a gritty effort that earned them the Marcus Franks “Spirit of Crafty Craft” award.

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