A SHOW of musical man power and generosity resulted in a fundraising boost for a Basingstoke-based cancer charity.

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and Hart Male Voice Choir joined forces and were on song for Ark Cancer Centre Charity at a charity concert at All Saints’ Church, in Southern Road, Basingstoke, on Wednesday, 15 November 15.

The generous donations from everyone who came along to enjoy the free event resulted in £769 being raised for the cause.

The concert was the latest in a series of musical events that BHMVC have been involved in as part of the choir’s long-running support for the charity, which is raising £5million towards a unique local cancer treatment centre.

It is the first time the two male voice choirs have performed together to support Ark and each choir performed their own sections of music – BHMVC under the leadership of musical director Dai Ogborn, and Hart under their musical director Kevin Jacot, who also played two lovely violin solos.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, thanked both choirs for their wonderful support, and also gave the audience an update on the progress of the charity’s fundraising appeal, which has now topped £1.6m.

Mark said: “Ark is grateful to everyone who was involved in organising this splendid and memorable concert. The vocal power and great performance of the male voice choirs, individually and collectively, was a joy to listen to.

“The charity is also grateful to everyone who came along and gave generously, resulting in a fabulous fundraising result for Ark.”

The £5 centre the Ark is fundraising for is earmarked for a location in the Basingstoke area, with the preferred location on land near to Junction 7 of the M3.