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A Night of Swing & Strings concert - update

Unfortunately, A Night of Swing & Strings, starring Clive Fortune Big Band and Basingstoke Area Youth String Orchestra, has been postponed from the planned March 21 date.

Today, the organisers of the event said: “The health and safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

"Following the Government’s updated advice relating to the Coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone the concert.

Valiant GP Roisin raises thousands for Ark on epic trek

The force of Mother Nature may have stopped valiant Hampshire GP Roisin Ward in her tracks – but she and her intrepid team succeeded in raising thousands of pounds for charity and made their mark in what is billed as the World’s toughest expedition race.

Philippa takes up key Lead Cancer Nurse role

Cancer patient care at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) has been given a significant boost by a key appointment.

Philippa Aslet has taken up the role of lead cancer nurse for the trust – and she is on a mission to improve the cancer journey for patients, their families, and staff across the trust, which runs hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover.

The announcement comes on World Cancer Day, and in the year that has been recognised as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organisation.

EastEnders star James puts Ark in national TV spotlight

EastEnders star James Bye put Ark Cancer Centre Charity in the national spotlight when he supported the good cause on Pointless Celebrities.

Basingstoke-born James, who has played the role of Martin Fowler in the popular BBC1 soap since 2014, chose to support Ark after he and EastEnders co-star Davood Ghadami got through to the final round of the popular BBC1 quiz show.

GP flies flag for Ark on trailblazing ski challenge

It is described as the World’s toughest expedition race – and Hampshire GP Roisin Ward has set her sights on being part of the first British women’s team to conquer it.

Roisin, her sister Jo Bush, and their friend Linda Johnston Rohrbasser are just weeks away from taking part in the Asnes Expedition Amundsen – and as well as blazing a trail, the three women are aiming to raise thousands of pounds for good causes.

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.

Swing and Strings concert update

Unfortunately, A Night of Swing & Strings, starring Clive Fortune Big Band and Basingstoke Area Youth String Orchestra, has been postponed from the planned March 21 date.

Today, the organisers of the event said: “The health and safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

"Following the Government’s updated advice relating to the Coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone the concert.

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