A MASTERCHEF winner has created a recipe to help a new charity day.

Jane Devonshire, who won the BBC cooking contest in 2016, is a supporter of Ark Cancer Centre Charity, has dubbed June 21 this year as Ark Day, a 24-hour marathon of fundraising in aid of the cause.

Jane has created a special Ark Day cake for people to bake and sell to raise funds for Ark Day.

The team behind Ark Day will be organising a series of events on June 21 and it is hoped that people, businesses, schools and community organisations in the area will support these and organise their own.

The Ark Day Organising Committee has volunteers from a range of organisations – Apollo Hotel, Clarke & Son Solicitors, Champion Group, Lamb Brooks Solicitors, Metro Bank, RewindDigital, and Rotary Basingstoke Deane – as well as members of Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s team.

The Gazette is also represented on the committee and is the media sponsor for Ark Day.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5m will provide a range of support services and complementary therapies, alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, in a calm and uplifting environment.

Largely being funded by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), plans are progressing to locate the new cancer treatment centre on the existing Basingstoke hospital site.

For more information about Ark Day, signing up to take part, and arranging a visit from mascot Moneypenny, go to arkday.co.uk.

The Ark Day cake recipe can be downloaded together with a separate alternative Ark Day recipe for Jane’s Traditional Fairy Cakes, from her debut book Hassle Free, Gluten Free: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-free Family Recipes.

Go to arkday.co.uk/updates/jane-devonshire-cake.