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The Pink Place, 3 Wote Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NE call: 07899 970 841. Office Hours Mon-Fri 9.00-12.30pm

The Place Reporter
 September- October 2016

Launch of Partners Evening

We are very pleased to be launching our first every partners evening on Tuesday the 20th September.

This is an evening for our guests and their partners/carers to socialise with others, ask questions from our expert guest speakers. Including a Chemotherapy nurse, Cancer doctor and our very own dedicated counsellor.

This is a free event and BBQ and refreshments have been kindly provided by Sainsbury's Kempshott Store, for more information and to book a place contact us on 07899 970 841 today!

We are incredibly excited and proud to announce the launch of our new and exciting Blue Space sessions. These sessions are aimed towards men in our local and surrounding areas and will commence in November. Sessions will be run on Tuesday evenings from 7pm once a month. These services for men will include, free advice, support, socialising, phone a friend, Curry, Quiz and Game Nights, Counselling, Massage, and more.
If you are interested in helping support us on these much needed events please do contact us. We are also looking for companies that can donate towards these sessions,
Swishing Party
Our first Pink Place clothes swapping evening raised £294.00 for The Pink Place. Many Thanks to all who supported this event.
The Hatch Pink Bonanza Event raises an incredible  £1400 !
A huge, huge Thank you to Lorna Andrews, Sam Cooper, manager Pedro and the staff at The Hatch, Old Basing for running this event over the August Bank Holiday and raising such a huge amount. Special thanks go to Andy Cooper for his support. Well done to Kathy Williams and all the Pink Place volunteers who helped at the weekend (including the bakers), and to the customers at The Hatch for their support.
Virgin Media raise a fantastic £290.69
Three lovely ladies from Virgin Media in Hook took part in a collection at M&S Chineham and raised a wonderful total of £290.69 for The Pink Place. Their names are Assetou Dioubate, Corrinne Kinge and Helen Benwell. We will use the money to buy a new nail station and accessories. Many thanks to them and the generous customers and staff at M&S.

A huge well done and thank you to John Houston for completing the final of his four marathons in 4 months. His final challenge Chiltern Ultra 50K was completed in 5 hours and 52 minutes! John is aiming to raise £1000 for The Pink Place, please support him

Saturday 6th May 2016.

The Pink Place are calling all brave volunteer's to join us in a tandem skydive, deposit is only £50.00 per person and we ask that you raise £400.00 in order for your jump to be free, this is an incredibly rewarding experience and is not for the faint hearted, will you brave a 1000ft jump?

Invite your friends and family to jump with you or just help us spread the word about our charity skydives. The more people we get to jump the more money we raise for The Pink Place.

You can book online today: click the book now button for the 6th May 2016, follow on screen instructions and choose £50.00 deposit option, you can then set up a crowdfunding page for your individual fundraising at: 

For more information or help with booking please contact Natasha on 07899 970 841 or email:
Book Your Skydive Now

Thank You. Penny Ericson & Barbara Parry


Thank you to Penny Ericson (author of The Chemo Cookery Book) and Barbara Parry for providing copies of your book for our guests recently. We are excited to be working in the future with Penny Erricson and thank her and Barbara immensely for their continued support of The Pink Place.
Over the Summer we have had the pleasure of running our sessions in the comfort of our fabulous Pink Place Garden, guest have thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and enjoying refreshments and cakes in our beautiful haven (donated by The Pink Ribbon)
Some guests have even had the pleasure of enjoying a relaxing foot massage outside! It will also be used to host our Partners evening where we will enjoy a BBQ and refreshments.
We are extremely proud of this new space and invite you to come and take a look if you haven't already!
Thank you Linde!

Staff at Linde Material Handling, Basingstoke raised £139.05 which was then matched by the company resulting in £278.10 raised for The Pink Place.

Thank you to all those involved.
The Pink Place relies on donations and fundraising to provide its services for free, and every donation matters to us and makes a difference.
Thank You !
To all the people who have run events or donated money to The Pink Place. You money allows us to run these free sessions and plan new events to help people with cancer and their partners.
Every penny you raise helps us make a difference.

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.

Opening Times:

Pink Place Sessions:
Every Monday
& Tues (one a month)
10am - 12:30pm
Booking required

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

Coffee Mornings:
21st September 2016
19th October 2016
16th November 2016
12th December 2016 (includes special Christmas nails and Mince pies)
Just drop-in!

Lunch Club at Red Lion:
12th October 2016
9th November 2016
14th December 2016 (Christmas Dinner)
Book with Pam

Our office is open:
Mon Fri - 10am-12noon.
Pop in and see us!

Dates for your Diary

Partners Evening

20th September 2016 - An evening for guests and their loved ones including a BBQ, refreshments, Talks from our Chemo Nurse, Cancer Doctor, and Counsellor, Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment, this event is free but donations always welcomed. Guests and Partners arrive at 7pm

Pamper Evening

16th November 2016 -We will be having a Pamper Evening at Holiday Inn.7pm - 10pm. We have had successful pamper evenings in the past. This will include mini taster treatments from all our wonderful therapists. 

Burns Night

20th January 2017 - A traditional annual event again The Hampshire Court Hotel, check out our website for ticket prices coming soon.

Charity Skydive

6th May 2016 - A charity Tandem skydive, at Old Sarum Park, Salisbury SP4 6EB calling all Brave Volunteers! £50.00 deposit required with a minimum fundraising target of £400 book online today and help us raise money for The Pink Place

Can your company help?

Please consider us for your company's Charity - whether it is for a year, a challenge or for a cake sale! Or have one of our collection tins in the office/store! We appreciate any support!

Also if your company can help with product or services we would love to hear from you. We also have opportunities to sponsor events. More details of some of our Charity Partners here.

Fundraising Update

Summer Picnic 2016
This year we had lots of fun and raised over £2,000! Many joined us at Manydown Farm to enjoy a day of live bands and entertainment. Face-painting, stalls and more. Many thanks to all who supported this annual event, without your continued support this event would not be possible.

Can you Help?
More helpers always needed on our fundraising team - whether you want to be involved in meetings or happy to turn up on day for events - we need you! Please get in touch with one of the team to help.

Gluten Free Cakes

Thank you to Helen at A Basing Bakes for donating delicious gluten-free cakes for our guests at our monthly Coffee Mornings.

If you have an couple of hours to spare then we are in need of volunteers in the following areas:


Complimentary therapists

Beauty therapist


Teas/coffee makers

Cake bakers 

Poster designers

helpers at events


If you can help just email


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 £350 has been raised so far, so please keep it up.
Every penny counts!
Our Wonderful Supporters include:


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.
Happy Birthday 
Our wonderful events coordinator Kathy Williams, selflessly asked for donations for her Birthday this year £270.00 be donated to The Pink Place. We really couldn't do, all we do without Kathy's help. Kathy is an invaluable, kind and caring volunteer of The Pink Place.


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.
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