A BASINGSTOKE college has thrown its support behind a campaign to raise £5million to build a new cancer treatment centre.

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT) is partnering up with the Ark Cancer Centre Charity and will be raising awareness about its cause over upcoming month.

Ark is raising £5million to provide supportive care and services, complementary therapies and an enhanced environment in a NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising at Ark, has recently become an ambassador for the college.

Anthony Bravo, principal at BCOT, said: “It is an honour to go into partnership with Ark Cancer Centre Charity. Our college is a big part of Basingstoke’s community. It is incredibly important that we support local charities in their missions which will help local residents, which include our students and their families. It will be exciting to see this partnership flourish.”

Mark Jones said: “I am proud and honoured to be a BCoT ambassador, and I am delighted that BCoT and Ark Cancer Centre Charity will be working together more closely in 2020 and beyond.

“Ark’s Our Partner supporters all make a significant contribution when it comes to raising funds for, and awareness of, the charity’s £5million appeal and its mission to make a difference to cancer patients and their loved ones.”

BCOT plans to fundraise for Ark’s Ark Day 2020 campaign this year by holding events throughout the college. To find out more about BCoT visit bcot.ac.uk or search for Basingstoke College of Technology on social media.