COWLEY JOINS THE HERD

The Basingstoke Bison are pleased to announce the signing of former GB and Coventry Blaze forward Russell Cowley for the 2018 / 19 season.

Born in Edmonton, Canada, 34 year old Cowley started his ice hockey career in the Swindon Junior programme before commencing an illustrious senior career in both the BNL & EIHL. Russ played 16 seasons for the Coventry Blaze and...
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3rd of January 2018

Bison and Zizzi team up to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison and Zizzi are teaming up for a charity evening that will deliver a New Year boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million fundraising appeal.

Long-time Bison sponsors Zizzi are opening their doors to Bison fans on Wednesday, January 17 for a special event which will see some of the Herd become waiters for the evening.

The fundraiser follows a successful charity evening earlier in the season, which raised just over £600 for Ark – one of the Bison's community partners.

As well being served by some of the Bison stars, the Zizzi dinner guests will be able to take part in a raffle where the prizes will include a signed Bison shirt, signed stick, Zizzi vouchers, and a Zizzi gift basket.

Fans are able to book tables for the event now by calling 01256 358300.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: “Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to be a community partner of the Bison, and we are grateful that proceeds from the January 17 evening will be coming to the charity in support of the fundraising campaign.

"The first event in November produced a great result and I hope that plenty of Bison and Ark supporters will come along to Zizzi to support this latest evening, and to enjoy the rare opportunity, and treat, of having their food and drinks served to them by some of the Bison players.

Every pound counts towards the £5m target, and Ark Cancer Centre Charity is grateful for the generous support from Bison head coach Doug Sheppard, the players, the team at Zizzi, and everyone who comes along on January 17.

The £5m that Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising will ensure a range of support services and complementary therapies are available alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments in a calm and uplifting environment.
Largely being funded by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), the new cancer treatment centre will be built in the Basingstoke area, most likely on the existing Basingstoke hospital site.