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Unum team celebrate record-breaking support for Ark

They've provided record-breaking support for Ark Cancer Centre Charity - and today the fabulous team at Unum UK Basingstoke celebrated the success of a two-year partnership.

Ark has been proud and honoured to be Unum Basingstoke's chosen charity for 2018 and 2019, and in that time, the team at the Basing View-based offices have raised a superb £16,640.

It's a record sum for Unum Basingstoke's local charity partnership, and this year saw the fabulous fundraisers smash their £10,000 milestone target in 12 months.

Unum team's fabulous feat for Ark

A team from Ark Our Partner supporter Unum really walked the walk for the charity at the weekend as they took on a gruelling feat.

Nine employees from Basingstoke employee benefits company Unum walked for 28 hours non-stop, covering a distance of 100km, on the Ultra Challenge Series South Coast Challenge.

The terrific team - Andrew Brown, Francesca Skillett, Omar Ali, Claire Lever, Rosi Thurley, Tim Powell, Andrew Potter, Rich Eburne and Jessica Bate - received a hero’s welcome in Arundel on Sunday, where family and friends gathered to cheer them across the finish line.

Laugh For Ark serves up a comedy feast

Her cooking may be the butt of a few jokes, but when it comes to choosing the ingredients for a successful charity comedy night, Basingstoke mistress of mirth Jan Jack is an absolute master chef.

Laugh For Ark pulled in the pounds and produced laughs galore at the Apollo Hotel last Friday night as more than 150 Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters enjoyed a first-class night featuring five super stand-up acts.

Arkriders rise to Twin Towns Tour challenge

They've done it! Thirty fabulous Arkriders have cycled 500 miles through five countries in five days – and their fundraising has taken the group’s total past the £250,000 milestone.

The Arkriders have been at the heart of the community campaign to raise £5million for a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke – and now the 2019 peleton have piled on the miles, and the pounds, in the latest formidable feat.

Have a laugh and help Ark - Comedy Evening August 2nd, Apollo Hotel

As the Stand Up to Cancer campaign has proved, you can have a laugh and help the fight against the Big C – and that’s exactly what will be happening in Basingstoke on one night this summer.

On Friday, August 2, three of Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s great supporters are teaming up to put on a Laugh For Ark charity comedy night.

Basingstoke comedy legend Jan Jack, of Jan Jack’s Laughter-House Comedy Club, has compiled a superb line-up for the night of fun which is being sponsored by Unum and hosted by the Apollo Hotel, both of which are Ark Our Partner supporters.

Arkriders gear up for Twin Towns Tour challenge

Cycling nearly 500 miles through five countries in five days is a massive challenge – but that’s exactly what 28 fabulous fundraisers are going to do as they write the next chapter of the amazing Arkriders story.

The Arkriders have been at the heart of the community campaign to raise £5million for a new NHS cancer treatment centre in Basingstoke – and now the 2019 peleton are gearing up for the Arkriders Twin Towns Tour which will take place from July 17-22.

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.

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.

Unum vote of support for Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has received a great show of support from community-focused employees at one of Basingstoke’s leading companies.

After a staff vote, the 230-plus team at the Basing View offices of leading employee benefits provider Unum have decided that Ark will be their Charity of the Year for 2018 and 2019.