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Latest News - December 2015

Merry Christmas from The Pink Place to all our guests, volunteers and supporters
and best wishes for 2016 !

Limited Edition Mog
at The Pink Place!

Mog is the Cat from the Sainsbury's Christmas Advert - make someone happy this Christmas with this lovely collectable cuddly toy. They are very hard to get but we have one!


 To be sold on

 Auction starts 6pm
 Fri 11th Dec
 and closes
 9pm  Sun 13th Dec. 

 Facebook page 
 "The Pink Place"

Thanks to the kind people at Sainsbury's Kempshott store we have a genuine special edition "Mog" cat. This was given to us to raise awareness and money for The Pink Place. 

Mog has been enjoying the "pampurring" and meeting guests.

See Mogs adventures on Facebook The Pink Place

Robbie Williams tops bill at Pink Place Charity Ball!

 Well almost ! Top Robbie tribute artist, Robbing Williams, will be performing at our Charity Ball next April 30th at the Hampshire Court Hotel.
Not only that ... but we have former England cricketer 
Shaun Udal   (yes the real one! ) as our guest M.C on the night !
Three course meal plus drinks reception, live music, entertainment and disco, balloon bonanza and formal auction. Black tie with a touch of pink.
Tickets £55. Tables of 8 and 10 available.

Auction prizes are needed, please get in touch

Sainsbury's Kempshott support The Pink Place

We welcomed new store manager Jason Hill and Pr & Community Ambassador Jason Elton to The Pink Place recently. The store has provided valuable volunteers for us for a number of projects from wallpapering, to event helpers to refreshment providers as well as helping us raise awareness and money for our charity. 


Christmas Collections   

On Sat 19th and Sunday 20th December some of our volunteers will be at the Kempshott store collecting and manning a stand to let shoppers know about The Pink Place. More helpers are needed - so please get in touch if you can spare an hour or two.

M&S Chineham

Look out for our volunteers at M&S Chineham who have invited us in to raise awareness and do a charity collection on Friday 11th and 18th December. M&S Chineham have chosen us as their Charity of the year,

Burns Night 2016!

Tickets are now on sale now, priced £39, for our popular Burns Night 2016. Friday 22nd January, 7:30pm till midnight at The Holiday Inn, Grove Road, Basingstoke. Traditional piper, poems, 4 course meal, music and Disco. We are also hoping to have Scottish danging!
Your hosts and DJ for the evening, Christine and James Rowley.
Tickets can be obtained from The Pink Place or by emailing or call Kathy on 07769 947540

Therapist Training


Thank you to Elene Burjan at St Michael's Hospice for providing training sessions for our Therapists recently. Topics covered Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and how therapists adapt their services for the individual.
Our Wonderful Supporters include:

Pink Place Treats Day

Our September event went down a Treat! Talks/demos included Nicci-G florists, Ghatahora Photography, bra fitting and make-up with lunch provided by M&S Chineham. These days are provided free for our guests. 

Next Treats Day - 11th January 2016

In January we have talks/demos on exercise, cooking, de-cluttering, headscarves and legal advice from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. A light lunch will kindly be provided by Sainsbury's Kempshott. This event is free and open to all guests, past, present and new - just let us know if you want to come.

New Drop-In Coffee Morning Success!

In August we held our first Drop-In Coffee Morning and were delighted with the event. Around a dozen guests attended and enjoyed each others company as well as the delicious cakes (baked by our wonderful volunteers). Next date 20th January 10am-12 noon, no booking required. This is open to all guests, past and present and anyone with cancer. We even have a Gluten-free option donated by Helen at A Basing Bakes.
These Coffee Mornings were started with a Have Your Say grant from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in March enabling us to win the grant.

Catwalk and Clothing Show raises over £1200

Ten of our lovely Pink Place volunteers and guests (plus our man from Sainsbury's Kempshott - Jason) modelled clothes for us at our Annual Dragonfly Clothing Show. The show was a sell out with clothes available to try buy and take away on the night. Massive bargains were to be had on high street and big brand names. 

Patricia in the Pink!

Dedicated Pink Place Supporter and local accountant Patricia Fox-Williamson recently took the bold step to colour her hair pink for charity. Recently Patricia reached the age that her mother was when she died in 1991. To mark the date Patricia dyed her hair pink and aimed to raise £1991. Happily through the generosity of clients, friends and supporters Patricia smashed her goal raising over £2,500. 

Ouch - 85mile Cycle Ride !

Laraine Hatton cycled 85 miles with her team to raise an amazing £1860 for The Pink Place. Thank you !

Lucy Badham raises almost £3500 for The Pink Place with Trot for Life

Lucy Badham held a sponsored  ride called "Trot for Life" after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26. Thank you to Lucy for providing inspiration for others and for choosing to support 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.
Our grateful thanks go to all of our wonderful fundraisers including: NCS Groups Jelly Babies and Beach Please who between them raised over £2000 for The Pink Place. Lyn Nelson who raised £20 with a Pampered Chef party, Eileen Noughton for donating an i-phone 5s, Exclusive Networks for raising over £1200 this year, £55 from U3a Needles and Pins, North Hants Quilters £28.91, Bhupinder Ghatahora £50. Donations from family of Donald Warms, Diane Hayden (donations instead of birthday presents), Sonia Sewell (lunch party), Debbie Goddard and £153 from Peter Houseman Youth Football League.
These are just a selection of the many and varied ways people are helping, we really do appreciate every singe penny raised by all our donors. 

Thank you all and everyone who has supported us with money, time and skills.

Meet The Volunteers

Miranda Hynan

Miranda started volunteering for The Pink Place in March 2013 and has become a popular member of the team specialising in nails with her Christmas nail art especially in demand. Miranda is qualified in beauty therapy, make-up and nails but has also been to music college and is a trained vocalist.
Miranda is a keen animal lover and has seven pets. One of her other interests is genealogy and she has traced one family line back to 1600's! 
Miranda enjoys volunteering for The Pink Place and especially likes seeing guests happy when they leave. She was inspired to join The Pink Place because several family members had cancer.

We are very grateful to Miranda and to all our therapists and volunteers who work together to provide the sessions which mean so much to our guests. Also thanks to all the other volunteers who work hard to raise money and awareness for our charity.

If you would like to volunteer for The Pink Place, then please get in touch at
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Opening Times:

Pink Place sessions:
Mon & some Tues
10am - 12:30pm
Booking required

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

Christmas Session:
Mon 14th Dec
Xmas Nails and Mince Pies
10am - 12 noon
Just drop-in!

Coffee mornings:
2016 dates
10am - 12 noon
20th Jan
24th Feb
23rd Mar
Just drop-in !

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

Dates for Diary

Pink Place Burns Night
Friday 22nd January 2016 is the date for our Burns Night. Four course meal with traditional piper, poems, toast and music at Holiday Inn, Basingstoke. Black Tie, lounge suits or traditional dress. Tickets £39.

Spring Charity Ball 
Saturday 30th April 2016 at Hampshire Court Hotel. Shaun Udal (guest Auctioneer), Robbie Williams tribute, 3 course dinner and disco. Black tie with a touch of pink. Tickets £55

Summer Picnic with Live Music
Saturday 11th June, Manydown Farm. More details to follow.

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 2015
This year we had lots of fun and raised £3,500 ! Almost 500 people descended on Manydown Farm to enjoy a day of live bands and entertainment. Many thanks to Champion Group who kindly donated an IPAD Air for the fabulous first prize in our raffle. Thanks also to Thermo Fisher Scientific for donating £1000 to the event plus volunteers on the day and to Irwin Mitchell Soloicitors who ran a stall and provided all the printing.

Charity Shop raises over £1800
Again our volunteers did us proud as we took over the Rotations Charity shop in Whitchurch. Thank you to everyone who donated goods, manned the shop, helped behind the scenes and also bought from the shop. 

Auction Prizes needed
Our big event for next year is the Charity Ball in April. We are looking for great Auction Prizes as well as prizes for our Balloon bonanza.  Company sponsorship needed.

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!

Help Needed

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

Tech Data

raised a fantastic £2217 supporting us as their Charity of The Year.
Thank you!

Champion Group

Thank you to Kirsty Northcote and Champion Group for donating an IPAD Air for our Summer Picnic.


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.

Lynx Forecourt

Lynx Forecourt recently donated £250 in gardening vouchers to The Pink Place. We look forward to showing you how our outdoor area is progressing.

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.

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!

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.
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