About FORCE Cancer Charity

FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter) became a charity in 1987. We grew steadily through the 1990s and in the year 2000 we raised more than £500,000 for the first time. The following year an appeal was launched to create a purpose-built cancer support and information centre for anyone affected by cancer. The Centre, in the grounds of the RD&E Hospital, opened in September 2004 thanks to more than £900,000 raised by local people and the tireless work of the FORCE team.

Despite many years of growth and change, FORCE has never lost sight of its origins and core belief that anyone affected by cancer deserves the best possible support and treatment close to home. In 2014 we also launched our first outreach services in Tiverton and Okehampton, extending our team of highly experienced and professional staff.

In 2015 we published our new three-year Strategic Plan.

FORCE is registered with the Charity Commission and our charity number is 1140676. We pride ourselves on our considerate approach to fundraising because none of what we do would be possible without the huge amount of support we receive from the community.

FORCE is a member of the Fundraising Regulator and adheres to the Fundraising Code which the regulator administers. Please click on the link if you would like to read the Fundraising Promise we have signed up to.

We also have an army of volunteers and all our funds come from voluntary contributions – donations, legacies and fundraising. We are able to support so many people because so many of you support us.


We couldn’t do it without you…