Exeter's Great West Run is a fantastic charity fundraising event, providing a valuable source of income for a wide variety of local, regional and national charities. Each year, many of those taking part in this event raise thousands and thousands of pounds, and we fully expect to see that figure rise in 2021 once again.
Partnership with the race also serves to raise a charity’s profile, particularly valuable for local smaller charities supporting less popular causes.
We will also be working closely with local charities Force Cancer Support, Children's Hospice South West, Exeter Leukaemia Fund and Hospiscare who will be bringing a team of runners and volunteers to The Great West Run. Please support them if you can.
At FORCE Cancer Charity we believe that anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support, face to face and close to home.
We have a Cancer Support and Information Centre in Exeter for patients and their loved ones who need physical, emotional, psychological and practical support.
We also offer support and information and fund the delivery of chemotherapy once a week in Okehampton, Tiverton and Honiton.
All our services are free.
Our Exeter Centre is on the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Wonford site and is open every weekday, except Bank Holidays, 9:30-4:30 (Wednesdays 6:30).
We also fund local research and buy equipment to improve patient care.
Olly Watts, Fundraising Development Officer at FORCE Cancer Charity said. “The Great West Run is our local half marathon and at FORCE we are all about being LOCAL and supporting LOCAL people affected by cancer. Joining #TeamFORCE at this years run means we can continue funding vital support to both cancer patients and their families.”
To find out more about FORCE Cancer Charity please visit our website
For support call our team on 01392 406151
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 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 Laura at or 01271 325 270.
Hospiscare is a local adult hospice charity, providing high quality care and support to people with any type of terminal illness, and those close to them, in Exeter, Mid and East Devon. Hospiscare has three day care centres, one in Exeter, Tiverton and Honiton where patients come in for treatment, complementary therapy, support and advice, companionship, cooked lunch, and so much more. Hospiscare has one of the biggest community nurse specialist teams in the UK. Hospiscare have a 12 bed in patient unit in Exeter.. On average Hospiscare has over 700 people in their care every day.
The charity needs to raise £6.2 million a year. Hospiscare values dying as an important part of living, and believe that every day matters to people approaching the end of their lives.. What most people don’t realise is that Hospiscare is not just somewhere people go to die. It is a place that supports an individual to live their life as well as possible in difficult circumstances. Covering 1,028 square miles and a population of 392,707. Hospiscare enables independence and can support patients at home, in hospital, in a care home, on the ward at Searle House, in Day Services or in prison..
Registered Charity Number: 297798
For more information, please contact Rebecca Botfield on 01392 688020 or R.Botfield@Hospiscare.co.uk
At the British Hen Welfare Trust, we think all laying hens deserve to enjoy a natural lifestyle whilst they lay tasty eggs for us to eat; including space to roam on green pasture, the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine, to scratch for insects and the opportunity to lay an egg in a nest.
By joining our team you’ll be helping us to make this a reality, transforming the lives of hens right across the UK. Every year, we rehome upwards of 60,000 hens from 40+ volunteer run pop-up points. Our work allows these lucky hens, who’ll have spent the first 17 months of their lives in commercial caged farms, to live out their days in happy pet homes.
With your help, we’ll continue to rehome as many hens as possible, but also strive to improve welfare standards for the ones we have to leave behind, using consumer influencing campaigns designed to encourage support for the British free-range egg industry.
The RD&E Charity raises money to support the amazing and often lifesaving work that takes place across the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Your support and generosity make a real difference for our patients, their families and our dedicated staff throughout our hospitals and the communities we serve across mid, central and eastern Devon.
Our Starfish Appeal aims to raise money to create a dedicated warm, bright and engaging space for the children, young people and families who use our children’s services and outpatient waiting areas at the RD&E. The money raised will provide activities, materials and equipment in the new area to help the children who visit the RD&E to express themselves and reduce any anxieties they may have before they attend their appointments.
There are a limited number of FREE places available with the RD&E Charity team – so grab your trainers, take to the pavements (or trails!), and support your local hospital. Please note that to qualify for a free place, you will need to raise a minimum of £100 for the RD&E Charity. Thank you!
DPT Charity is the registered charity of the Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Our charity aim is to simply raises funds to make a difference to the people we care for and provides a platform which encourages recovery, wellbeing and draws closer links to the community.
With donations we are able to provide enhancements over and above what the NHS is able to fund, which can help us exceed expectations every day. With these funds we can help to inspire hope for the future, provide ways to discover new opportunities and enable people to pursue personal goals and ambitions by providing additional facilities and opportunities not otherwise available to the Trust.
For more information please email Daniel Robson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registered charity number: 1056669
Over 600 patients with blood cancer and related conditions are treated at the RD&E’s Yarty ward each week.
The main types of blood cancer are leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma; related conditions include myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms. Each person will experience their illness in a different way, with many requiring treatment over several years.
These are life-changing conditions, affecting not only the patient but all those close to them. Exeter Leukaemia Fund (Elf) offers free individualised support to everyone who needs it. Our aim is to make life easier and less stressful during what can be a very difficult time.
We offer transport to and from the hospital, counselling, financial advice, befriending and practical support in the patient’s home, and accommodation for families needing to stay overnight.
Exeter Leukaemia Fund is proud to be associated with the Great West Run and we would be delighted if you chose to run for us. Please help us continue our work providing much-needed support for patients with blood cancer and their families.