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Latest News - June 2014

We are delighted to announce that our new premises is 3 Wote Street, Basingstoke. We are in the process of getting this property altered and working around the clock to get it ready for Pink Place sessions as soon as possible. We are still in need of an electrician to volunteer their time for half a day, and more people to paint, clean and prepare the new Pink Place would be appreciated. Please get in touch if you can help.
We hope to welcome guests into the new site in the next month. Our new premises will mean we can open more often and in time expand our services and open to men, women and children with any cancer.

Pink Place Summer Picnic!

Our next event is the Summer Picnic
with Live Music at Manydown Farm, 550 Worting Road.
Date: Saturday 21st June
Time: 2pm - late
Lots of activities for all the family include: 
Live music
Stalls (cakes, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery)
Childrens stalls ( lucky dip, games)
Childrens activities including bouncy castle and childrens play area
Pimms stand
Sports car display - did you see us with a Ferrari promoting the event in Festival Place?

Bring a picnic or enjoy the bar and food available on site. 

Get your tickets now!

Adults £7 (£5 in advance)
Family (2+2) £15 (£10 in advance)
Concessions £3
Under 6 free

Advance tickets, email
or at Taylors Hair Salon, Wote Street Basigstoke (next to Haymarket Theatre)

More news:


On June 2nd we held our AGM at The Fox, Newfound. Around 20 people attended and it was an uplipfting evening  looking back on how far the charity has come, our highlights of the year and its vision for the future. None of this would be possible without our team of volunteers and fundraisers, the strong leadership team and the support of the people of North Hampshire.

Pink Place Membership Scheme

Members are supporters and sponsors of The Pink Place, they are committed to the aims and values of The Pink Place. Members are able to attend and vote on nominations and resolutions at the AGM . This is an important role that contributes to the running and development of The Pink Place. 

Members will receive regular member-only email newsletters containing updates on Trustee meetings, fundraising and general news about The Pink Place.  Also news and voting rights at AGM.
Membership is annual and runs from 1st July to 30th June and costs £10 per year.

If you would like to become a member then email for a Membership Application Form. 

Other News: 

Congratulations to The Pink Place and Taylor's for once again being nominated for The Place to Be Proud Awards

Sainsbury's Charity of the Year
Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we have been shortlisted for Sainsbury's in Kempshott's Charity of The Year. We will need to do a presentation to their staff in early July who will then decide the winner.
Thank you all for getting us this far!

BVS Celebration of Volunteering Awards 2014

At the BVS Celebration of Volunteering Awards for 2014, our very own Sue Williams collected her award from The Mayor of Basingstoke. When the idea of The Pink Place was first conceived in 2010 Sue was one of the first people to come forward and volunteer her services. Since then Sue's financial background and skills have proved invaluable in looking after the Pink Place accounts. Most of Sue's activities for the charity are unseen by the public, but she provides a crucial role in the organisation. Congratulations Sue, a thoroughly well-deserved Award!

Spring Ball raises over £5000 !

Over 100 people flocked to The Holiday Inn, Basingstoke for our Spring Ball in May. The evening which included live music from Luke Upton and the John Glasscock Jazz Band and also a balloon auction and charity auction raised £5471.82. Christine Rowley from Basingstoke Hospital hosted the evening and Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke were in attendance. Our thanks go to all those mentioned above and also NIcci-G Florists and Michelle and the team from Holiday Inn.
We are so grateful for the generosity of so many companies and individuals who donated lots for our auctions. These included a unique watermark of Abraham Lincoln by De La Rue, and a weeks holiday in a luxury Florida Villa by Bill Phillips and Roger Self. It was a wonderful evening, thank you to all who took part.
The evening ended with the DJ Dan Bridle playing the Pink Place Anthem - It's All About You...
Our Annual Basingstoke Hospital Cake Sale took place in April. Our bakers did us proud with a huge  array of delicious cakes - and we sold every single one!

The cake sale raised £460 for The Pink Place! Thank you all!


BCOT First Year Students Charity Dinner

Over 60 diners attended a charity dinner run by First year catering students at BCOT and had a spectacularly good meal. The students held the event in aid of The Pink Place. Well done to Jade Smith, the 17 year old chef, and her supporting team in the kitchen and front of house staff who all worked so hard to make the evening such a success.  
We have had a wonderful year so far with our fundraisers being very creative in their ideas. 
Thank you all, we could not provide our services without you and our wonderful band of volunteers, and your help means that we can help more people with cancer. Here are just a selection of our fundraisers:

Thank You!

Our grateful thanks go to all our wonderful supporters who have been busy fundraising again, including: Lyn Nelson raised £165 through a Slim-a-thon and Tricia Turner of Advantage Therapies £100 through donations from treatments done. Purley Scottish Dancing Club donated £50 and the Ladies who Patchwork and Sew raised £125 ! Adrienne Marsden and the Business Collective raised £40 and Evelyn & Bob donated £100. Thank you all so much!
Sarah and Bob asked for donations instead of presents for their anniversary and raised £617 ! The Fox at Newfound raised £80 and Chris and Debbie donated £250. Jan Jacks, our Basingstoke 
comedienne raised £130 through a "selfie" on facebook, thanks Jan! 
We are so grateful to you all, we are a small charity and every single penny matters. 
If you raise money for us we would love hear more about how you raised it and have some photos of your event. Just email them to if you are happy for us to share.

The Big Lunch hosted by The Halifax

In June, over 30 supporters of The Pink Place enjoyed a free lunch provided by The Halifax at its Big Lunch. Thank you to Catherine Duffin, Claire and the team from The Halifax who organised everything and also held a raffle which raised £105 for The Pink Place. It was a lovely event which allowed us to meet up with guests, current and past, and volunteers in a relaxed setting with a lovely buffet. An unexpected bonus was two young men from the Halifax who volunteered two hours of their time for auction. Kathy, our community events organiser, beat off all competition to win the guys for a spot of gardening!

Combat Class raises £1301 !

A massive congratulations to Caroline Halil, who organised a Combat Cancer, Body Combat class (whilst having chemo) and raised an incredible £1301 for The Pink Place. Thank you so much to Caroline, her team and all who supported the event at the Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Centre in Jays Close Basingstoke. You look fab in pink!

Meet The Volunteers

Kathy Williams

Kathy first started volunteering for The Pink Place as a therapist in 2010 and was instrumental in recruiting and organising teams of therapists, most of whom still volunteer regularly. Medical problems forced her to give up her beloved therapy work, but she channeled her boundless energy, attention to detail and commitment to the charity into fundraising. Using her previous experience of fundraising for The Ark, Kathy became The Pink Place's Community Events Organiser.

She has organised pamper evenings, cake sales, charity shop, summer picnics, charity balls and helped raise thousands of pounds for The Pink Place. Kathy always goes way beyond the call of duty and is truly an inspiration and an encouragement to the whole team. Kathy's reason for volunteering for The Pink Place is being able to see the difference The Pink Place makes to people going through the most difficult time of their lives. 

Jenny Edwards

Jenny has been volunteering at the PP since 2011 and offers Indian head massage, hand and foot massage and back neck and shoulder massage. She very much enjoys working with the team, being able to give non intrusive touch and care to those who deserve it so keenly.
She also works as Sole Matters in her therapy room at home in Chineham, enjoys being in the lives of her two granddaughters and keeps active by walking and line dancing with friends in the U3A
Donate now

Opening Times:

Pink Place session:
Monday: 10am - 12:30pm

Wonderful Wigs:
Monday: 9:30am -10:30am

Dates for Diary

Sat 21st June: Summer Picnic & Live Music, Manydown Farm.
2pm-late. Advance tickets £5 (adults), £10 (family)

Friday 26th Sept: Pink Place Dragonfly Fashion Show, The Ark. Tickets £10 inc drink. Clothes available to try and buy.

Sat 4th Oct: The Big Pink Party run by Bramley Lite WI. Tickets £25 Ladies nite includes drink, buffet and entertainment. 50% of profit goes to The Pink Place.

Fri 31st Oct - 13 Nov: Pink Place Charity shop at Rotations, Whitchurch. Lots of goods to sell and people to man the shop will be needed.

Pink Place Hero!

A massive thank you to Wesley Houston, who has donated his carpentry skills for free to The Pink Place and enabled us to move forward in getting the new premises ready. You are a Pink Place Hero Wesley!

Electrician still needed - if you know anyone - please let us know.

Runners needed!

If you are thinking of taking part in a challenge event then we would be delighted if you would run for The Pink Place.
Runners now needed for The Basingstoke Half Marathon

Help Needed

As well as electricians and decorators, we need help cleaning the premises and doing odd jobs to get the premises ready for opening.

We don't want to have to cancel Pink Place sessions. If you can help just email

Pink Place Hero!

Thank you to Frazer Taylor for working round the clock to get partitions up for the new layout inside The Pink Pace.

Pink Place Talks

If you are not phased by public speaking and feel passionately about The Pink Place its aims and values then would you consider being a speaker for us.  

We often get asked to attend events and give a short talk to various groups and occasionally a longer presentation..Can you help?

Also if you know of a group that would like a talk from The Pink Place then please get in touch.

Company News.

Thank you to Howdens Kitchen's for their donation of £250 to The Pink Place.
Also thank you to De La Rue for matching their staff's recent donation of £25. 

If your company can help with any services or have any surplus equipment then please let us know.
A huge thank you to The Rotary Club of Basingstoke for their donation of £500 to The Pink Place.This will come in very useful with the move to the new premises.

Easy Fundraising.

Don'f forget to register online at
then whenever you shop online, go through
and shop as usual - most major retailers are on the site and they give a percentage of sales to The Pink Place. Prices to you are the same as if you had gone straight to the site, but at the end of the month The Pink Place gets a cheque. 

Almost £300 has been raised so far, so please keep it up.
Every penny counts!
A huge Thank you to Maria Miller for her recent donation of £1000 to The Pink Place.
This money will be used to help equip the new premises and provide a relaxing and welcoming place for our guests to come. Thank you Maria!

Help Needed!

We are always in need of more helpers, so if you have a few spare hours and would like to volunteer we have lots of roles:
- welcomers
- refreshment providers
- cake bakers
- beauty therapists
- hairdressers
- massage therapists
- reflexologists
- stall minders
- speakers
- fund raisers
- letter writers
- bid writers
- phone minders
- poster designers
- general helpers
We need you all, so please get in touch. Email : info:thepinkplace,org,uk
or phone 07899 970 841

Donation from Elvetham Lodge

Thank you to the Elvetham Masonic Lodge for their donation of £600 to The Pink Place at their recent open day.
We were also delighted that you could come along to see us in action at our Monday Pink Place sessions.

Donate by Text

Just text

PINK29 £5

to 70070

to donate £5 to The Pink Place
(or any value).

The cost of the text is free and 100% of your donation goes to The Pink Place.

Wigs Needed !

If anyone has a wig that is still in good condition and they no longer use - then bring it along to The Pink Place. 
We can clean and recondition used wigs and use them in our wig library. 
Then for a donation, anyone can borrow a wig for a special occasion.
Donate now
Opening Times:
Pink Place session:
Monday: 10am - 12:30pm

Wonderful Wigs:
Monday: 9:30am -10:30am
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