The Great West Run
The Great West Run
The Great West Run


Join Team Macmillan today and help make a difference to the 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK.

At Macmillan, we know cancer can affect everything. Your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But Macmillan is here to help people live life, no matter what. We give you the support you need to hold on to who you are and what’s important.

But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. Almost half of us will get cancer, and we need your help to make sure that people get the support they need to face one of the toughest fights of their lives.

Join the official charity of the Weston Super Half and get event support from start to finish. Your fundraising really will make a difference – £207 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a day, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support

Life with cancer is still life – let’s help people live it.

Click on the button below to find out more about the incredible work of Macmillan Cancer Support...

You can also find information about getting support if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer...


Children's Hospice South West

At Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) we provide care for children who are not expected to survive into adulthood. The care we offer is wide ranging; respite, emergency, palliative and end of life care. From diagnosis through to bereavement and beyond, we are there for as long as the family needs us.

We've partnered with The Great West Run so that we can raise valuable awareness and funds  every penny raised in sponsorship from the Great West Run lets our skilled, qualified and totally committed staff make more precious memories for children with a life-limiting illness in the South West.

We are so grateful to all of our runners and supporters at the Great West Run, and when you cross the finish line on the 15th October we hope you'll feel like a champion in more ways than one.

It would be fantastic if you were able to support our wonderful charity by running the Great West Run. We have some charity places available, but if you’ve already secured your place you can still run for us! You can find out more information on our website or by getting in touch with Josh at or 01271 325 270.

Force Cancer Charity

FORCE Cancer Charity – working locally to support anyone affected by cancer, face to face

• FORCE is there to help, whatever your cancer and wherever you are on your cancer journey. Cancer brings about change in people’s lives and hearing that you or someone close to you has cancer can be a distressing experience. A diagnosis is often accompanied by a range of different emotions which can prove challenging to face alone. The FORCE Support Centre offers a relaxed and comfortable setting where patients, their families and friends can get information, advice and help. You do not need a referral, which means you can call in when it’s convenient to you. You can meet other Centre users as well as talk with professional staff and trained volunteers. In 2015 there were 21,367 visits to the Centre.

• Anyone treated for cancer locally has likely benefited from equipment purchased by FORCE. The charity has spent around £1.5million on cutting edge items to enhance patient care at the RD&E. Making funds available to buy the most advanced life-saving technology available for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is one of FORCE’s key objectives. It is part of our ongoing strategy to ensure that local cancer patients along with their carers, families and friends are fully supported.

• All FORCE services are paid for with funds generated entirely by the charity with no Government funding. None of what FORCE does would be possible without the generous support of local people who offer support in so many ways – with donations, by taking part in fundraising events, organising their own fundraisers or giving time as a volunteer.

FORCE Cancer Charity is one of the official charity partners of the Great West Run 2017.

Sarah Daniels, Head of Fundraising at FORCE Cancer Charity, said: ““FORCE works locally to support anyone affected by cancer with face to face support and advice. We have a support centre in Exeter open five days per week and services in Okehampton and Tiverton one day per week. FORCE is for local people, funded by local people.

“We are delighted to be a part of this very important local event. It’s day that our city should be proud of.

“We already have 100 supporters taking part for us. Could you run and raise funds for your local cancer charity? We would like to raise more than £15,000 at the event this year to support people in our area. Please contact Naomi Cole on 01392 406153 for further details.”

Force Great West Run - Virgin Money Giving Page

Official Charities