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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.

Hampshire County Council gives £50K grant to Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is another step closer to reaching its £5million target towards a new cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke - thanks to a £50,000 grant from Hampshire County Council

Speaking about the significant show of support, Councillor Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council, said: “Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising funds to have this centre built so that patients and their families can receive the range of care and support they need under one roof, in a calm and peaceful environment.

FedsOnLegs complete a hat-trick for Ark

They’ve done it – the fabulous FedsOnLegs have completed a hat-trick of Great South Runs in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

In 2016 and 2017, three Basingstoke police officers piled on the miles as they took part in the Simplyhealth Great South Run in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million appeal – and on Sunday, the team went on the run again at the 2018 event.

Ark supporters get the message across in new video campaign

‘For the people, by the people’ is the message at the heart of Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal to help fund a much-needed new NHS cancer treatment centre – and today,  Ark launches a new campaign that lets you hear why people have got involved in making this cancer centre happen.

Ark is grateful to our 10 Ark video stars – and we hope that over the next 10 days, their words will inspire more people to get involved by donating, raising money, or raising awareness.

Cricket match is a big hit for Ark

An annual cricket match between two village pub teams was a closely-fought contest – and it produced a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Spectators turned out in force to support their sides as a team from The Plough Inn, in Little London, took on opponents from The Calleva Arms, in Silchester.

The cricket match is a popular event, and this year Ark – which is raising £5million towards a much-needed NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital – was the charity of choice to benefit from proceeds raised on the day.

Rain stops play at charity cricket match and fun day

Sadly, rain has caused the cancellation of today's planned family fun day and sponsored cricket match to support Ark and another local cancer charity.

Teams from Champion Group and Absolutely Offices were due to take part in the sponsors match on Sunday, August 12.

Connecting Biz boost for Ark

Thanks to all the lovely people who came along to today's Connecting Biz networking event and delivered another fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark was the chosen charity to benefit from the proceeds raised at the raffle at the July Connecting Biz event which took place at Barton's Mill Restaurant in Old Basing.

Basingstones game is a World Cup winner for Ark

England may have sadly fallen short of the ultimate prize but Ark Cancer Centre Charity was a World Cup winner thanks to a Basingstoke businessman.

Kevin White, director of Fortem Financial Education, painted 11 stones in the flags and names of World Cup teams and he and his team of helpers then hid them in different locations around Basingstoke.

Clarke & Son on course for fundraising goal

A successful Charity Golf Day has put the dynamic team at a Basingstoke law firm on course for another year of fabulous fundraising.

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 since then, they have raised £55,000 for Ark’s campaign to help fund a much-needed local cancer treatment centre.

Ark is Clarke & Son’s Charity of the Year again in 2018-19, and the team have set themselves a £15,000 fundraising target over the 12 months.

Show of support from Live 2 Dance Academy

Live 2 Dance Academy’s 2018 showcase event will also be a great show of support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ark will receive a share of the profits from ticket sales to the group’s Live 2 Dance 2018 show which will take place at the Haymarket Theatre, in Basingstoke, on Saturday, July 28 at 7.30pm.

It will be a wonderfully entertaining evening as the cast members, whose age range spans five to 50, take to the stage and perform a great variety of music and dance styles.

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