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New ways to fundraise

Why not set yourself a challenge for 2016 and fundraise for Ark Cancer Centre Charity too! 

We have joined up with Action Challenge to give you the opportunity to run, jog or walk round some amazing countryside. Take a look on our fundraising page for information on just 3 of the challenges; or visit Action Challenge's Ultra Challenge site to see what else is on offer.

Runathon

Natasha Rolls, aged 23 from Andover, was determined to raise money towards the Ark Cancer Centre Charity when she organised a 24-hour runathon at her place of work, the Arqiva office in Winchester. Her target was to raise £500 to support her mum who is fighting breast cancer. Mum Janet Rolls raised £6,500 with friend Jenny Gow by holding a hugely successful Christmas raffle. The family are great supporters and fundraisers for the charity.

Sponsored Gymathon

A big thank you to Pearl Evans who took on a 13-hour exercise challenge to raise hundreds of pounds. Pearl, 66, walked, ran and cycled over three days to raise cash towards the cancer treatment centre.

Pearl said: “This is a cause that is close to my heart as I've lost family members and friends to cancer and can only imagine how difficult it must be to travel miles when you feel so unwell.” Pearl, who works at J&K Care Specialists, in New Street, Basingstoke, took on the challenge at Aspects of Fitness, based at Scrapps Hill.

Triathlon

Not to be deterred by the cancellation of his original choice of triathlon (the Lake District), Sam Ward completed his event in Stowe, Gloucestershire on the hottest day of 2013 so far (Sunday 7th July). Swimming 1500m followed by a 56km cycle and a 10km run to complete the event, Sam’s hard effort and generous support from his friends and family was matched by his company (Brit Services) who doubled the amount that he raised. Thank you.

Arch to Arc Triathlon

We are so proud of Rachel Hessom who has successfully completed the Arch to Arc Triathlon: an 87 mile run from London to Dover; a swim across the English Channel and a 181-mile cycle to Paris. We are delighted that she has completed it safely and especially as she is raising funds for the charity. If you are thinking of doing a similar challenge, read on for Rachel’s thoughts during preparation and the event itself. It’s inspirational (if not a little crazy!)