Force Cancer Charity

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Corner House,Barrack Road

01392 402875

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FORCE Cancer Charity is based in Exeter. FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter) believes that anyone affected by cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support, close to home and face-to-face.

Since 1987 the charity has been funding local research and buying equipment to improve patient care at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

In 2004 FORCE opened a Cancer Support and Information Centre in the grounds of the RD&EThe Centre is open every weekday 9:30-4:30 (Wednesdays 6:30), except Bank Holidays, for people needing physical, emotional, psychological and practical support at a difficult time in their lives. The Centre receives around 25,000 visits a year with patients, their families, carers and friends all able to access support. It has a well-stocked library and information nurses are always on hand to help with questions and offer advice. There are counselling services for individuals and within support groups, including for children and young people, plus complementary therapies, exercise guidance, relaxation and mindfulness sessions, a benefits advice service, help to cope with hair loss and a wig fitting service.

FORCE also offers support and information sessions once a week in Okehampton, Tiverton and Honiton. The charity also funds the delivery of chemotherapy in all three towns.

All of FORCE’s services are free of charge.

Since the charity was founded it has spent well over £8million on support, equipment and research. FORCE receives no Government or NHS funding. FORCE needs to raise £1.7million every year to maintain the services it offers. That money comes entirely from voluntary contributions - legacies, donations, the FORCE charity shop and from fundraising events. Fantastic support from the community it serves enables FORCE to fulfil its mission to support anyone locally affected by cancer.

If you would like to learn more about the work of FORCE please call 01392 402875.

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