A BANK in Basingstoke will be helping the newly-launched Ark Day.

Metro Bank, based in Festival Place, will be supporting the charity event as a collection point.

Ark Day fundraisers will be able to drop off their collections generated into the account at the ‘Magic Money Machine’ based inside the bank.

Director at the bank, Jenny Francis, said: “We are going to be supporting Ark Day, and people running events in the area.

“Also, people can donate and pay in at the money machine, which counts it and pays it into the account, with no commission, 100 per cent goes to the Ark.

“The account is open now, and will be open for as long as it needs to be.

“We are keen to support local charities, we are probably going to be running events in the run-up to the day.”