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 2019 once again.
Partnership with the race also serves to raise a charity’s profile, particularly valuable for local smaller charities supporting less popular causes.
This year, our lead charity partner is Macmillan Cancer Support… READ MORE
We will also be working closely with local charities Force Cancer Support, Children's Hospice South West and Hospiscare who will be bringing a team of runners and volunteers to The Great West Run. Please support them if you can.
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.
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.
Anyone treated for cancer locally has likely benefited from equipment purchased by FORCE.
All FORCE services are paid for with funds generated entirely by the charity with no Government funding.
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, Okehampton and Tiverton one day per week. FORCE is for local people, funded by local people.
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 Great West Run and get event support from start to finish. Your fundraising really will make a difference... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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. A gift to Hospiscare in your Will helps to ensure the future of the charity in Devon for generations to come. 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, which is a direct result of how it all started back in 1982.The team are highly respected by GPs and the other healthcare professionals they work alongside. 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. Hospiscare supports patients with any type of illness. Covering 1,028 square miles and a population of 392,707. Weddings and friendship ceremonies can be arranged within 24 hours’ notice within the hospice. 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.. Hospiscare has recently been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
Registered Charity Number: 297798
For more information, please contact Rebecca Botfield on 01392 688020 or R.Botfield@Hospiscare.co.uk
£9 funds complementary therapy oil for one of our volunteer therapists; £15 buys a fleece blanket for one of our patients on the ward; £18 covers an hour of care from a nurse on the ward; £58 pays for a two hour assessment visit from one of our community nurse specialists.