CHARITIES & PARTNERS
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 2022 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, Hospiscare, The RD&E Charity and The DPT Charity 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
2021 is a very special year for Children’s Hospice South West, as it marks 30 years since they were founded by Eddie and Jill Farwell in 1991. Since then, thousands of families with a seriously ill child have been welcomed through the hospice doors as part of their journey finding a safe haven of care, support and friendship.
The three hospices across the South West support more than 500 children and their families: Little Bridge House in Devon, Little Harbour in Cornwall and Charlton Farm in North Somerset. They provide specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed. The care offered at each of our hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching the lives of the children and their whole family.
And in return pledge to raise a minimum of £85 to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Exeter and across the South West.
Hospiscare is your local adult hospice charity, caring for patients with a terminal illness and their families across the heart of Devon.
Terminal illness does not discriminate and neither do we. Our specialist care is available to anyone over the age of eighteen who has been diagnosed with any form of terminal illness.
Hospiscare is funded by your generosity; just 18% of our funding comes from the NHS. Fundraising events such as Exeter’s Great West Run allow us to provide our expert end-of-life care at no cost to our patients and their families.
We know that every day matters to our patients. That is why a lot of the work we do revolves around life, rather than death. We care for over 2,000 patients every year in their homes, in the community and on our specialist ward in Exeter.
We can’t change a diagnosis, but we can change someone’s life after diagnosis. We are committed to providing the end-of-life care that our patients ask for.
You can make a difference to end-of-life care in your community by running to support Hospiscare. We still have spaces available for this year’s Great West Run. Find out more about running for Hospiscare by visiting
call our Events Fundraiser, Martin, on 07860 850151.
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!
Westbank are all about promoting and improving your health and wellbeing. We’re here to support your whole family to be healthier and enjoy life more.
We work with people of all ages, across Devon including Unpaid Carers and Young Carers; adults with care needs, children in our Kidzone, and everyone in between.
Our services include a fully equipped gym including equipment for those with mobility needs, day care services, childcare, transport to and from medical appointments, shopping and befriending, community larder, Neighbourhood Friends, walking groups, Diabetes Prevention, social activities for all age groups, and many more.
We’re based in Exminster, but deliver services all across Devon. We want to see a healthier Devon and to support people from all parts of our communities.
We want to do more, with more people and to get our vital support to everyone in Devon. Join our running team to help us achieve this ambition.
For more information visit our website www.westbank.org.uk
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.
South West Water is the water and wastewater service provider for customers in Cornwall, Devon, the Isles of Scilly and parts of Somerset and Dorset, providing reliable, efficient and high quality drinking waterand wastewater services throughout these areas.
We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.
For more information please visit our website https://www.southwestwater.co.uk