Fundraising

Liza's bald ambition pays off!

It was a bold – and bald – fundraising feat but Liza Nightingale’s decision to shave off her lovely locks for a cancer charity has really paid off.

Just over two years ago, Liza was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, it was found early, she was treated, and she's fit and well.

Movie music magic hits the right note

Two marvellous choirs and a string quartet delivered an Oscar-worthy night of Music from the Movies magic – and a delighted audience responded with a generous show of support for the charity that benefitted from the concert.

All Saints' Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke was the super setting for last Saturday night’s concert starring Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC), Ooh Mama and string quartet 4tissimo.

Legal eagles soar to charity success

They are amazing supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and the fantastic team at Clarke & Son Solicitors have now set their sights on reaching a £50,000 goal as they continue their fundraising into a third year.

The well-known Basingstoke law firm, based in Winchester Road, was one of the first Our Partner corporate supporters of the fledgling charity in February 2015 – and the legal eagles also supported Ark’s £5million appeal, which will help to fund a unique local cancer treatment centre, in 2016-17.

Richard reaches his marathon fundraising goal

He achieved a marathon milestone – and now Basingstoke dad Richard Pilbeam is celebrating reaching his fundraising goal.

Months of training and hard work paid off for the 39-year-old father-of-two as he completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 23 in an impressive time of 4 hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds.

And now the keen Basingstoke Town FC supporter has done the double by hitting his target of raising £1,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Curtain up time looms for Music from the Movies

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has been superbly supported by some of our local choirs - and on May 13, two groups will be sharing star billing at a Music from the Movies charity concert.

All Saints' Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke will be the marvellous setting for the free-to-attend concert starring Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir and Ooh Mama.

Music from Disney, Bond, and Les Misérables are among the treats in store for the audience who come along to the concert, which will start at 7.30pm.

Fabulous LEJOG 14 get in gear for Ark

They are 14 super cyclists who are set to embark on an epic ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats – and for the team leader, completing this amazing feat will be a particular personal triumph.

On May 13, Jonathan Hobby and 13 fellow riders will set off from the end of the country in Cornwall and head north on a nine-day 930-mile ride to the Scottish landmark at the other end of Great Britain.

Music from the Movies

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has been superbly supported by some of our local choirs - and on May 13, two groups will be sharing star billing at a Music from the Movies charity concert.

All Saints' Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke will be the marvellous setting for the free-to-attend concert starring Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir and Ooh Mama.

Music from Disney, Bond, and Les Miserables are among the treats in store for the audience who come along to the concert, which will start at 7.30pm.

Richard's marathon success for Ark

Delighted dad Richard Pilbeam is celebrating becoming a marathon man after a marvellous and memorable run saw him pile on the miles and pull in the pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Months of training and hard work paid off for the 39-year-old father-of-two as he completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in an impressive time of 4hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds.

And as well as clocking up a great time on his marathon debut, the keen Basingstoke Town FC supporter is closing in on his goal of raising £1,000 the good cause.

Ark to Arc launch party pulls in the pounds

There was a real party atmosphere at the Ark to Arc launch night – and the fun evening resulted in a fabulous fundraising boost. 

The Tea Bar, in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the Ark to Arc celebration event – and the generous support of auction bidders and raffle ticket buyers saw £4,400 raised.

Winklebury Cycles kindly donated a bicycle that attracted a £600 bid, and an ipad, donated by the Champion Group, and a mini rugby ball signed by England World Cup winner Jason Robinson, and donated by Vitality UK, also pulled in the pounds.

Sitting With Jane starts to take shape

A key event of the Jane Austen 200 celebrations will start to come to life next week as the first artist gets to work on creating a bookbench for Sitting With Jane – the high-profile project that is set to deliver a big boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be the charity partner for Sitting With Jane – one of the most exciting projects in a milestone year of events that will celebrate the life of Jane Austen.

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