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 award-winning protection and health insurer sponsoring and supporting a number of the charity’s fundraising activities throughout 2022.

This will include Cream Teas for Cancer on Thursday July 7 and Exeter’s very own Last Night of the Proms – Classics Galore!  – on Saturday November 12.

The partnership comes a time when FORCE is working hard to recover from the effects of the pandemic and designing a sustainable future.

Olly Watts, Fundraising Development Officer at FORCE said: “The last two years of restrictions and uncertainty have devastated our traditional income streams with many events cancelled or postponed.

“The majority of our work is funded by local donations, fundraising where and when possible, grants, legacies and our award-winning shop in Heavitree.


“We are hugely appreciative of the support from The Exeter. It comes at a time when FORCE has never been needed so much.

“The demand for our services is set to soar as the full impact of COVID emerges. Our psychological and emotional support services are particularly busy.

“Providing psychological support to people has always been central to the work of FORCE and we are now seeing the longer-term effects of COVID-19 with delayed diagnosis and treatment.

“For some patients, their outcomes have been compromised. We are bracing ourselves for a significant increase in the demand for support over the coming months.


“We are thrilled to confirm that The Exeter will also be helping to fund the recruitment of additional resource to strengthen our psychological support team which will ensure that FORCE’s core services are there for those who need us.”

Isobel Langton Chief Executive at The Exeter said: “It is important for The Exeter to support local charities and our community, and we are excited to be partnering with FORCE as our corporate charity partner.

“FORCE supports many people in our local community and their cause is something that resonates with our colleagues.

“Like us, FORCE is there to support people when they most need it and we look forward to working together throughout our partnership.”