• The FORCE Cancer Support and Information Centre is OPEN, 9:30am to 4:30pm weekdays, no appointment needed.

Our people

The strength of FORCE is in the fantastic team of people who make our charity the unique and cherished local organisation that it is today. We have a committed Board of Trustees overseeing all of our work and offering strategic guidance as we grow and move forward. New trustees are selected on the basis of the skills they have to complement the existing board.

Our people
The organisation

The organisation

Our trustees delegate the day to day management and administration of the charity to Chief Executive Meriel Fishwick, supported by the Operational Management Team (OMT) that includes the Chief Finance Officer, based at our headquarters within the FORCE Support and Information Centre. The OMT meets at least six times a year.

Supporting them is a motivated and skilled group of professional staff who take care of the daily administration of our charity, support those in need of our many services and raise funds to ensure we can keep doing all the things we do.

Underpinning all of this is the work of an army of dedicated volunteers who give us their time and talents so willingly and our many, many supporters in the local community.

A force for good

FORCE is an integral part of the care available to anyone affected by cancer in large parts of Devon, made possible by the passion and commitment of everyone who works or volunteers for our charity. Together we make a formidable team.

Latest news

FORCE super sale for recyclers

FORCE super sale for recyclers

Crafters, creators and upcyclers alert! The FORCE Cancer Charity shop in Heavitree is having a clearance sale that could be…

The Nello is back and amazing as ever!

The Nello is back and amazing as ever!

                    The Nello, FORCE Cancer Charity’s iconic annual cycle ride, returned…

The Nello, a quarter of a century of riding for FORCE

The Nello, a quarter of a century of riding for FORCE

                            Ride founders Marc and Kim Millon…

The Nello returns and we can’t wait

The Nello returns and we can’t wait

                            One of the county’s most iconic…

Trustee Jenny set for massive walking challenge

Trustee Jenny set for massive walking challenge

                      FORCE trustee Dr Jenny Forrest is all set to…

Josh set for epic Coastbuster trek

Josh set for epic Coastbuster trek

                    A junior doctor from Exeter is all set for an…

Exeter-Ipswich cycle ride for FORCE

Exeter-Ipswich cycle ride for FORCE

                  A group of men from Devon will cycle from Exeter to…

HSBC Exeter to hold fundraising day for FORCE

HSBC Exeter to hold fundraising day for FORCE

HSBC’s Exeter branch will be holding an in-branch fundraising day on Thursday April 28 in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity.…

Cream Teas for Cancer – the perfect summer combination

Cream Teas for Cancer – the perfect summer combination

FORCE Cancer Charity’s popular Cream Teas for Cancer event is back by popular demand this summer. FORCE is once again…

FORCE announces partnership with The Exeter

FORCE announces partnership with The Exeter

FORCE Cancer Charity is delighted to announce a partnership with locally-based firm The Exeter. The new partnership will involve the…

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