To ensure that FORCE survives beyond the Coronavirus pandemic, our chief executive Meriel Fishwick has called on the communities that the charity serves for their support.
This is her message to everyone who cares about FORCE: “We are thankful for the Government’s announcement of support for charities, particularly those like FORCE who are still providing services during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“However, we will have to put a really strong case to try to get a share of these funds and that’s where you can help.
“Quite simply we are asking people to write a paragraph on why Devon and its communities need FORCE Cancer Charity.
“We must send the decision-makers a clear message about just how important FORCE is to so many people.
“Help us fight for our survival by joining this campaign.
“Please encourage everyone you can to get involved and give us the people-power we need to fight for FORCE.
“Send your messages, spread the word and help save FORCE.
The Government has promised £370 million for small and medium sized organisations at the heart of local communities which are making a big difference during the COVID-19 outbreak.
With its support centres in Exeter, Okehampton, Tiverton and Honiton temporarily closed, FORCE has redesigned its services to offer ongoing help and advice cancer patients and their families.
Patients are continuing to receive chemotherapy in Okehampton and Honiton – FORCE pays for the nurses who deliver treatment.
Information, including benefits advice, and counselling appointments are happening via phone and video calls.
If you or someone you know is affected by cancer and needs support, please call:
01392 406151 for cancer support and information, including benefits advice
01392 406168/406169 for psychological and emotional support