Fundraising

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.

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.

Village Café serves up a boost for Ark

The team behind a community café project in Old Basing have been busy serving up a boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity and other good causes as well as some tasty treats for visitors.

The volunteers running The Village Café, which is based in the Parish Room at St Mary’s Church, have been delighted with the response from local people and visitors since they opened the doors last October.

The regular Friday afternoon café has been a big hit, and the venue, which serves drinks and cakes, has proved popular with people of all ages.

Dental team set sail to help Ark

An intrepid dental practice team, who scaled the heights of Mount Snowden, are now set to take to the water in their ongoing mission to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity.  

Every year, the staff at Imogen Dental make a difference to a deserving cause, and in 2017, they raised £9,200 for Ark, and the NHS cancer treatment centre project it is helping to fund, by trekking up the Welsh mountain.

Now, on Monday, May 6, the team, who work at practices in Kingsclere and Benson, in Oxfordshire, will be taking part in The Crafty Craft Race, in Newbury.

Schools will be at the heart of Ark Day

Schools will be at the heart of the Ark Day campaign – and every pupil, teacher and parent who gets involved will be able to make a difference by making every pound count.

Ark Day is a fundraising campaign that will take place on Friday, June 21 with the goal of raising as much money as possible for Ark Cancer Centre Charity in 24 hours.

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