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Ark supporters honoured at A Place to be Proud of Awards

Congratulations to Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who celebrated well-deserved success and recognition at the 2018 A Place to be Proud of Awards.

Ark Our Partner supporter Champion Group won the Business and the Community award following a public vote, and fellow Ark Our Partner supporter Lamb Brooks was one of the other two finalists in the same category.

The fabulous Arkriders, who have so far raised more than £170,000 for Ark, were also nominated for awards at the 2018 event and were among the finalists in the Community Project category.

Unum team get into gear for car wash fundraiser

Sponges, buckets and cloths were the order of the day as the team at Ark Cancer Centre Charity Our Partner supporter Unum got stuck into a sponsored car wash.

Over the next two years, colleagues at Unum Basingstoke are taking part in various events and activities that will help to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark and its appeal to raise £5million for a much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area – and the car wash is the latest event.

Rotary award for Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee

Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee Merv Rees has been honoured with a prestigious Rotary award.

Merv was one of two recipients of a Paul Harris Award - named after the founder of Rotary International - at the annual Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club Charities Night.

Find the World Cup 'Basingstones' and help Ark

The World Cup starts this week – and Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporter Kevin White has come up with a fun treasure hunt idea that is a real winner.

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

The Welsh Xtrem delivers £4K boost for Ark

A major Welsh event has given a £4,000 fundraising boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity after the organisers and competitors were inspired to support the charity by a cancer survivor.

Nick Anderson has been a regular entrant to The Welsh Xtrem – a three-day multi-discipline 4x4 challenge event that tests the driver and co-driver to their limit and ability.

Last year, father-of-three Nick, from Sherborne St John, faced a life-changing battle with tongue cancer – one that he has thankfully survived.

Sylvia's business birthday party helps Ark

There was a great turnout as family, friends and clients celebrated a milestone for a popular Basingstoke businesswoman whose company really lives up to its name.

Basingstoke Rugby Club’s Down Grange clubhouse was the venue for a party to mark the fifth anniversary of HR that Helps, which is run by Sylvia Goddard.

Sylvia has over 25 years’ experience in the human resources industry, and five years ago she decided to set up her own consultancy.

Champion Charity Golf Day tees up fundraising boost for Ark

The Champion Group inaugural Charity Golf Day teed up a great fundraising boost for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Eighteen teams took part in the event at Dummer Golf Club, and the generous support of the players as well as auction sponsors produced a winning result for Ark as £4,695.85 was raised on the day.

Netball tournament pulls in the pounds

A well-supported netball tournament delivered a great result for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Ten teams took part in the Mixed Sex Netball Versatility Tournament, which involved teams of men and women playing in a round-robin contest that also saw the players change positions during each game.

The netball tournament was organised by Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters Dani Taylor and her mum Debbie McLatch and there was good support from many local businesses.

Unum quiz adds to Ark coffers

Congratulations to the winning team from Unum's Basingstoke office who recently took part in a fundraising quiz in support of Ark, which is the Basingstoke team's Charity of the Year for 2018-19. A total of £220 was raised at the evening.

Abseil down the Emirates Spinnaker Tower for Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who have a head for heights are being invited to abseil down an iconic Hampshire landmark and raise funds for the charity.

The ultimate Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience gives members of the public an opportunity to abseil down the side of the spectacular Portsmouth building.