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Latest News - October 2014

We have been chosen as the INSPIRE14 charity for this year's North Hampshire Business Awards. This will be held on Thursday 13th November and attended by over 500 local business people. We are planning our trademark Balloon Raffle on the evening and needs lots of tempting prizes. In our balloon raffle everyone is a winner receiving a prize that is twice the value payed for the balloon. Please help us if you can - we need items, services, experiences, meals, vouchers etc and in return the business gets it name mentioned at the event - just email

New premises is open!

Over 70 guests joined us at our Pink Place VIP Launch night where Kevin Harris, consultant at Basingstoke Hospital,opened the new Pink Place!. We were delighted to have Kevin cut the ribbon as he had opened the original Pink Place in 2010. Guests, volunteers and supporters filled 3 Wote Street and enjoyed exploring our new premises. 
Julia's Hero Award Winners
At our launch night Kevin Harris awarded two very special people who have provided exceptional service to The Pink Place. Kathy Williams is our Community Fundraising Co-ordinator and has worked tirelessly organising our fundraising events. Wesley Huston is a carpenter and has been invaluable in helping refurbishing the premises giving months of his time freely to the project. Congratulations to you both!

Thank you to our Helpers!

A special thank you goes to all our helpers who have pitched in and helped with the moving and decorating of the new premises - you are all stars! We would not have been able to open so quickly and with minimal disruption to our sessions if it had not been for you!

Dragonfly Clothing Show raises £1300

Well done to everyone who took part and supported the Dragonfly Clothing Show at The Ark in September. Guests and volunteers were the models and did a fantastic job! Afterwards clothes were available to try and buy at big discounts. Well done to Kathy Williams for coordinating the event and to the models for taking part.

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. 
Why not consider becoming a member and supporting us. You will receive members-only newsletters and hear all the latest news first!
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 or click here to go to website.

Thank you Qualitasse

Local company Qualitasse, who produce high quality coffee and machines, have donated a £3000 machine to The Pink Place along with training and products. Our guests at Pink Place sessions can now enjoy freshly brewed coffee in a variety of styles! Just another way we aim to help our guests feel special when they visit The Pink Place.

Summer Picnic raises over £4000 !

After two years of wind and rain for our Summer Picnic - this year the heavens smiled ! Hundreds of people turned out in the sunshine to enjoy the music and activities at Manydown Farm. Our Pink Place Pimms proved very popular too!  Thank you to Manydown Farm for letting us have the venue, to Kathy Williams, Steve Day and the team for organising the event and to all those who helped on the day and behind the scenes to ensure it was a great day out. 

A huge thank you for the generosity of staff at TechData, Chineham Park,  who have raised a whopping £2435.87 for us so far!

Have You Pouted for The Pink Place ?

Have some fun and help us raise money for The Pink Place. 
Take a picture of yourself or with some friends/family pouting. Post on Facebook and then

Text PINK29 £3 to 70070  

to donate £3.  

Truline raise £1000

Thank you to Truline, the Basingtsoke Logistics Company for raising £1000 for The Pink Place. 
Our grateful thanks go to all of our wonderful fundraisers including: BCOT First Year Hospitality Students raising £500 with a charity dinner, Martin Dingwall raising £82 with a World Cup competition at work and Natascia Lillywhite raising £60 with the No 1 Dress Fundraiser. Thanks also to Tricia Turner raising £125 from treatments and a talk, Francesca Potter £20 from clients, £500 from Sonia and John Sewell, Rachel Nelson raised £20 from an unwanted prize and Julie and the Bramley Mum's Walking for Fitness, Fun and Friendship who raised £97.41. Thank you all and everyone who has supported us. 
Thank you NCS Students - Team 9 from Mountbatten School who over two weeks in the summer were fundraising for The Pink Place. They held a sponsored high heel walk and raised almost £450 ! Congratulations and thank you to the students and the sponsors!

Meet The Volunteers

Janet Hancey

I first started volunteering for The Pink Place in 2010.  I currently manage The Pink Place Facebook page and it is great to see how many people read, share and like our page.  I also help at various fund raising events and enjoy baking cakes when needed for cake sales and other events.
Earlier this year I took up running and have sinced joined Sherfield Park Runners.  I take part in Parkrun at the Memorial Park every saturday proudly wearing my Pink Place running vest.  I have also entered Fleet 10k - and will be running this in aid of The Pink Place, this will be the furthest I have run!  

You still have time to support Janet and The Pink Place and donate here:
Donate now

Opening Times:

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

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

Dates for Diary

Charity Shop - Whitchurch
From 31st October to 13th November, The Pink Place will be taking over the Rotations Charity Shop at 20 London Street, Whitchurch. If you can help for a couple of hours or have any good quality items we can sell, then please get in touch. The shop will be open 10am - 4:30pm (Mon-Sat).

Burns Night  - Friday 23rd January 2015
To be held at the Holiday Inn, Grove Road, Basingstoke. Tickets £39 inc 5 course meal, whisky toast, piper, entertainment all evening and dancing.

Thank you Sainsbury's

Our thanks go to Sainsbury's for their Volunteer scheme that provided Jason Elton and Mick from the Kempshott branch to help us. Jason aided in our successful bid to be the INSPIRE14 charity, and Mick put up our wallpaper. Thank you!

Help Needed

If you have an couple of hours to spare then we are in need of volunteers in the following areas:
teas/coffee makers
cake bakers 
poster designers

We also need the following so we can open more days:
complimentary therapists
beauty therapist

If you can help just email

Dave the Plasterer

A huge thank you to Dave Ferns who has given his time to plaster some pretty horrible walls, transforming them into beautifully smooth areas.Thanks Dave.

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.

Well done David

David Mason ran the Basingstoke Half Marathon for The Pink Place and raise £248. Thank you David.

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. 

Over £300 has been raised so far, so please keep it up.
Every penny counts!

Ian Hancey

Ian Hancey also ran the Basingstoke Half Marathon for The Pink Place. His wife Janet will be running the Fleet 10K race on 26th Oct - also for The Pink Place. Between them Ian and Janet have raised £610 so far - you still have time to sponsor them here:

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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