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Team Whiteoaks step up to Ark challenge

THE team at Ark Our Partner supporter Whiteoaks International have really stepped up to the plate when it comes to supporting the charity.

Whiteoaks International, the number one tech PR agency outside London, has raised £1,000 for Ark Cancer Charity after colleagues clocked up more than nine million steps in February.

The Whiteoaks International Step Challenge saw 43 staff, family and even pets getting involved to reach the target in just 28 days — completing 9,377,160 steps and a distance of nearly 5,000 miles.

Art for Ark's sake is a big draw

TWO Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters teamed up for a great competition that resulted in an artistic treat for a lucky winner and two runners-up as well as a lockdown fundraising boost for the charity.

Laura Haystaff, owner of Ark Our Partner supporter The Topiary Salon, which has premises in Old Basing and Kingsclere Road, Basingstoke, and Basingstoke-based artist Sian Storey  organised the event which saw main winner Harry Coomber become the proud owner of Sian’s lovely painting ‘Kindred’.

Recycling support makes a big difference

RECYCLING supporters have been praised for providing Ark Cancer Centre Charity with a crucial fundraising boost – resulting in nearly £63,000 being raised despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last year, Ark’s partnership with Bag It Up (BIU) Group saw the charity’s income from clothes and shoe recycling in its 50 branded banks in and around Basingstoke and Deane almost double from the impressive £35,333 figure that was raised during 2019.

OBE honour for pioneering liver cancer surgeon and Ark trustee Merv

PIONEERING liver cancer surgeon Merv Rees has been recognised in The Queen’s New Year Honours by being awarded an OBE.

The world-renowned Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) surgeon, who created a trailblazing liver surgery team in Basingstoke and is a trustee and driving force of Ark Cancer Centre Charity, has been honoured for his services to liver cancer surgery.

We thank you and are thinking of you

Dear Ark supporters

I hope that you and your family and friends are keeping well in these challenging times.

As we approach Christmas, and the end of a year that has been like no other in recent memory, on behalf of all at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, I want to send you seasonal greetings, and to thank you for your ongoing support. I also want to say that we are all thinking of you. We know that this Christmas will be unlike any we have experienced, and that for many people, it will be a particularly difficult and challenging time.

Jon sheds pounds to raise pounds for Ark

IT WAS a truly awesome challenge – shedding four stone in three months and raising £500 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – but amazing Jon Mills has smashed it!

Jon, managing director of Black and White Accounting, headquartered at Herriard Park, near Basingstoke, beat his daunting weight-loss challenge by one pound – and he has nearly doubled his fundraising goal, clocking up £965 so far.

Father-of-four Jon said: "I had a couple of hiccups along the way, but I'm delighted to have achieved both of my goals.

Team AA is in top gear when it comes to fundraising for Ark

THE team at one of Basingstoke's best-known businesses have delivered a fundraising boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark was proud and honoured to be the chosen Charity of the Year for 2019-20 by staff at the Automobile Association, in Basingstoke.

Based in the landmark Fanum House building, the local AA charity committee were the driving force who rallied colleagues to get involved in, and support, a series of fundraising events to help Ark.

Your recycling support makes huge difference

A THOUSAND thanks – in fact, make that 16,000 thanks!

Over the last two months, your wonderful support in recycling unloved clothes, shoes and textiles in Ark's 59-branded recycling banks in and around Basingstoke has added up to a £16,000 boost to the charity.

Mark Jones at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, thanked our wonderful supporters who have kept recycling clothes, shoes and textiles in our banks during lockdown. This has made a massive difference to the charity and its campaign to help cancer patients and their loved ones.

Awesome support from Ark supporters

YOU are awesome!

Just days after launching Ark Cancer Centre Charity's The Big Give Christmas Challenge, fabulous support from our wonderful Pledgers means we have hit our target with two weeks to spare.

Make an August pledge to support Ark this Christmas

WE KNOW it's a few months away but Ark Cancer Centre Charity is hoping supporters will make a pledge in the next few weeks to support a Christmas campaign that could make a big difference.

This year, Ark is applying to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign - and we need YOUR help to make it a success.

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