THEY have been a driving force when it comes to fundraising for Ark Cancer Centre Charity – and now the latest donation by the Arkriders has taken the charity past the £2million milestone.
The Arkriders have raised more than £215,000 for Ark’s £5million appeal which will help to fund a much-needed new NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital. This year, a major fundraising feat saw some of the Arkriders organise a charity dinner and the £30,280 raised at that event has now taken Ark’s running total over £2m.
Leading consultant liver cancer surgeon Merv Rees, who is an Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee, thanked members of the Arkriders committee at a cheque presentation photocall.
“The Arkriders contribution to Ark Cancer Centre Charity and the cancer treatment centre project has been awesome,” said Mr Rees.“Not only have the Arkriders raised a massive amount of money for Ark’s £5m appeal, but they have collectively had a far-reaching impact by considerably increasing awareness of the charity’s fundraising campaign and the reasons why the cancer treatment centre needs to be built.”
The Arkriders will be continuing their support for the charity and cancer treatment centre project into 2019, and another fundraising ride; the Arkriders 2019 Twin Towns Tour which will take place between July 17 and July 22.
The deadline for people to come on board and be part of the next chapter of the Arkriders story, is Saturday, December 1, and all the details, including how to sign up, can be found at https://www.arkriders.co.uk/ride19.