As a firm Clarke & Son have been proud sponsors of Basingstoke Ladies for two seasons now. We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting them and seeing them progress as a team. Having seen it start out as an idea developing from training days and taster sessions to now having a league status and being super competitive. Clarke & Son are very passionate about the local community. Our goal as sponsors is to help put ladies rugby on the map and be a part of giving ladies the opportunity to play rugby. There is a great team in place at the rugby club doing this and we are delighted to be involved.
As part of our sponsorship of Basingstoke Rugby Club we had the opportunity to host a rugby lunch. This year we teamed up with fellow sponsors, Beaufort Financial, and we hosted over 80 guests between us at the lunch. Guests included clients, contacts and som
e of the Ladies team players. As it fell the day after Burns Night the guests enjoyed a special Burns themed lunch complete with haggis, poems and pipers with a packed room of over 140 people. It was a fantastic lunch and a great time was had by all. After the lunch there was an auction and raffle which raised over £1000 for the Ark Cancer Centre Charity, a charity very close to all involved. After lunch guests made their way to the field to watch Basingstoke take on Gosport & Fareham 2. The match finished on 65-0 to Basingstoke, making it 15 wins out of 15 for Basingstoke. These events are fantastic and our guests thoroughly enjoyed their day. We are looking forward to continuing our support of the club and can highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting involved to do so.