A BASINGSTOKE beauty salon has pledged to donate 10 per cent of its takings to Ark Cancer Centre Charity on Ark Day.

As a long-standing supporter of the charity, Truly Scrumptious Beauty has signed up to take part in the fundraising day to help boost the cause.

The company’s salon in Cross Street will also be hosting a fun day on June 21, with a competition and customer collection to generate as much money as they can for the cause.

Business owner Craig Killick said: “Cancer affects so many people you’d be pushed to find anyone who has not been touched. Because our fantastic team build really close relationships with clients, they get to hear about the good times and bad times in people’s lives, so we know how much the people of this town need a cancer centre.

“Ark Day is a simple way for us to get involved, have some fun, and do some good at the same time, and I’d urge all local businesses to see how they can join in – the more, the merrier.”

Another business which is supporting the fundraising drive is Display Manager, an audio-visual systems integration company based in Basingstoke, which provides AV and collaboration systems to companies throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

As part of its corporate social responsibility programme, it works with charities to raise funds for worthwhile causes specifically focused on the local community, and this year has decided to raise money for Ark on Ark Day by undertaking a sponsored 10-mile walk.

The walk will start at their offices in Wade Road, and finish with a summer party at their destination of Bombay Sapphire Distillery, in Laverstoke.

Managing director, Lionel Eales, said: “Our team of 17 are all up for the challenge of the walk, and the fundraising, especially with the party at the end. We are proud to be taking part in Ark Day and urge as many other businesses and individuals to get involved to help raise money for this worthwhile cause.”