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Wrestler Rob hits his target for Ark

He's done it! Basingstoke professional wrestler Rob Holte is celebrating after reaching his fundraising target for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Rob has been marking his 10th milestone year as a wrestler with a fundraising drive that is a tribute to his late dad and is making a difference to Ark's £5million appeal for the much-needed cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Wreath-making workshops deliver festive boost for Ark

Donations from people attending festive wreath-making workshops have delivered a seasonal cash boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Basingstoke shopping centre Festival Place is generously hosting the two-day workshops by The Hampshire Flower Studio team on various dates from November 15 to December 14, and each of the sessions will raise awareness of, and funds for, local good causes as attendees will be able to make donations.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity was in the spotlight on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, and the workshops saw attendees donate £586.23.

Marvellous £100K milestone for Ark recycling partnership

A marvellous milestone has been reached – and it's one hundred thousand thanks to Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters.

In 2016, Ark became a charity partner of Bag It Up (BIU) Group – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

The partnership means Ark is among BIU’s charity partners to benefit from a percentage of the proceeds when residents, businesses and community groups recycle their unwanted clothing and shoes in Ark-branded BIU recycling banks in Hampshire.

Get great leadership advice and help Ark

Dave Gammon, chief transformer, at Sixth Sense Business, is holding a one-day transformation training event for company leaders/managers at the Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke, on Thursday, November 28, and is generously donating the profits from the day to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Hospital panto will support Ark

It's panto season - oh yes it is! - and this year, the Hospital Panto team from hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity as one of their chosen good causes.

'Sick Whittington' is this year's production, and there will be two performances at The Haymarket on Saturday, January 11.

Tickets for the family matinee, which takes place at 2.30pm, are £12.50 for adults and £7.50 for children. There is a buy 10 tickets, get one free offer for the afternoon show only.

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.