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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.