Force Cancer Charity
FORCE is a Devon based charity committed to people whose lives are affected by cancer. Over the last 29 years FORCE has raised over £12 million to help fund local cancer services. Why local? Simply because anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support close to home. Although FORCE was originally set up in 1987 to fund local research, (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre Exeter); the Charity has responded to the changing needs of people affected by cancer. In 2004 we opened a purpose built Cancer Support and Information Centre in the grounds of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. The Centre offers a relaxing supportive environment where people can access a full range of advice, support and information under one roof. In addition to supportive care, and the purchase of important equipment to improve treatment, FORCE remains committed to local cancer research. FORCE funds research within the Peninsula Medical School which is currently focused on lung and ovarian cancers. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK and it can spread to the brain as a secondary tumour. Our research is focused on understanding how this cancer spreads through the behaviour of certain cells. Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to treat because the early stages of the disease are relatively symptom-free and patients are often not diagnosed until the cancer has spread. The actual processes involved in the spread of ovarian cancer are not really understood and FORCE funded research is hoping to change this. This year our funding requirements will top £1.25 million - all of this sum will be raised through voluntary contributions. In an increasingly global world, FORCE focuses on local people, offering help and support, face to face. If you would like to learn more about the work of FORCE please call 01392 402875.

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Fez Enforcers's Super skydive 15/07/17

Jason Payne,

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We are a group of friends who have a very close relationship with Force Cancer & The Fez Army and I am quite sure that everyone who reads this will also have a family member or a friend who has been touched by this extremely horrible disease which claims so many lives of young & old people alike So we as friends myself Jason Payne Steven Vooght ( Who is terrified of heights ) Johnathon Gould / Richard Trump / Troy Benstead / Mickey Roberts / Matt Slade & Geoff Farrant well we have all got together and have decided to help the cause by jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft which well isn't the best idea in the world however if it helps then let's just do it is what we thought so on JULY 15TH 2017 we are going to do a Tandem skydive with the help and support of Phil Cane Skydiver Extraordinaire !!!!! ( Sports & Fun Jumper ) & Skydive Buzz Ltd based at Dunkeswell :- The story of the Force charity Since FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter) was first registered as a charity in 1987 it has developed a vital role in providing local cancer services. Our work is founded on the belief that anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible support and treatment close to home. We initially operated out of a small room at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and had no full time employees. Driven by the desire to improve support for local cancer patients, FORCE has grown into one of the region’s most loved and respected charitable organisations. Our administrative headquarters are within our pioneering Support and Information Centre in the grounds of the RD&E and we have an annual turnover of more than £1million. The story of the Fez Army :- The Fez Army well originates from a great man Mr Martin Lynn who has been struggling with life since his diagnosis of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2009 so he came across a great charity fronted by no other than Mr Ted Durkin aka Mr Martin lynn The campaign kicked off in 2014 with Fezmas Day – an alternative to Christmas with all the trimmings but no presents. The third celebration of all things fez will take place on September 25. “Since we started we’ve also had two golf days, two tag rugby festivals, a football tournament, a gala ball, a talent night and monthly collections from 48 locations for fezbands and badges,” said Martin. “The word is out. Someone sent an anonymous gift of £20 in an envelope addressed to The Fezmaster, Exeter. It got to me!” The growing number of Fez Army recruits have also taken on individual fundraising activities including tattoos, headshaves, weight loss challenges, a Great Wall of China trek, giving up alcohol for a year, skydives, cycles, runs, assault courses, running cake stalls at school, sponsored haircuts and asking for donations to FORCE in lieu of birthday presents.martin-and-sister-kathryn-post-transplant A committee of volunteers – Sean Partridge, Barry Pollard, Harrison Lynn (Martin’s teenage son), Dave Commins, Troy Benstead and Kevin and Tracy Frankum – keeps the Fez Army marching forward. “My plan at the beginning was to stop anyone going down the road I did by raising awareness of what FORCE does and making people understand that it’s OK to admit you need help,” said Martin. “What we’ve achieved together is magical and I couldn’t be more proud.” So now you know a little bit about what we are doing it for and who we represent we are not asking for a miracle just anything you can spare to give towards this amazing charity that does so much for anyone unfortunate enough to encounter such well basically a really **** time in there life !!!! As well as the Go fund page each member has sponsorship forms that can be filled out instead of or as well as this so come on people dig deep it's for a good cause Would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and anything that you give will be greatly appreciated by everyone involved.

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09.08.17 Well done lads!

08.08.17 Well done lads


06.08.17 Well done lads! Great effort for a great cause!!

06.08.17 Well done lads

05.08.17 Good luck you loons!!! Amazing bunch of lads, fantastic charity!! Gods in the sky will be proud off you all!!! You will pass them all on the way down (Gulp) LLTF


15.07.17 All the best,

14.07.17 Good Luck Lads


13.07.17 Good lads enjoy the ment

12.07.17 Gwaaan tricky Roberts!!

12.07.17 Good luck, Micky and boys.

12.07.17 All the best, Micky. X

12.07.17 Good luck Micky

12.07.17 Fly like a bird Micky! Good lucky guys!

24.06.17 For Steven Vooght. Good luck cuz x

30.05.17 good luck pal

27.05.17 Good luck x

26.05.17 Do I get my money back if the parachute doesn't work ? 1971 & 2004 WHL !!!!!

16.05.17 Good luck and enjoy

17.04.17 Cannot believe you are going to do this Jason Payne !!

16.04.17 Well done Mr V and lads, great effort!

16.04.17 Total loons...and total heroes!

16.04.17 Great skills lads...... LLTF


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