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Exeter Age UK

Age UK - Exeter

We are a local charity working across Exeter for over 30 years.

Our team of staff and volunteers offer support and engaging activities to older people, their families, and carers.

Our mission is to enable older people to make the most of life, whatever the circumstances. We rely on the support of local people through donations and fundraising events & business sponsorships to maintain our charitable services in the community.

For more information visit our website www.ageuk.org.uk/exeter/

HOSPISCARE

Hospiscare is your local adult hospice charity, caring for patients with a terminal illness and their families across the heart of Devon.

Terminal illness does not discriminate and neither do we. Our specialist care is available to anyone over the age of eighteen who has been diagnosed with any form of terminal illness.

Hospiscare is funded by your generosity; just 18% of our funding comes from the NHS. Fundraising events such as Exeter’s Great West Run allow us to provide our expert end-of-life care at no cost to our patients and their families.

We know that every day matters to our patients. That is why a lot of the work we do revolves around life, rather than death. We care for over 2,000 patients every year in their homes, in the community and on our specialist ward in Exeter.

We can’t change a diagnosis, but we can change someone’s life after diagnosis. We are committed to providing the end-of-life care that our patients ask for.

You can make a difference to end-of-life care in your community by running to support Hospiscare. We still have spaces available for this year’s Great West Run. Find out more about running for Hospiscare by visiting www.hospiscare.co.uk/greatwestrun or call our Events Fundraiser, Martin, on 07860 850151.

Hospiscare

Devon Air Ambulance

When every second counts, getting the specialist skills of our Critical Care Doctors and Paramedics to scene is paramount. Devon’s two emergency helicopters enable us to deliver expert critical care to patients wherever they may be.

We also have two Critical Care Cars which operate when poor weather or essential maintenance prevents the aircraft from flying. These two emergency vehicles are adapted to contain all of the same life-saving equipment as you would find on board our air ambulance and enable advanced critical care to arrive quickly by road.

Devon is a huge county with two epic coastlines, hundreds of villages and acres of rural wilderness. But Devon’s geography can make getting the right emergency treatment to patients challenging . Sometimes people in need of urgent medical support cannot be reached by road so easily. At other times it would simply take too long to reach a patient by a land ambulance.

Sometimes our paramedics or doctor might be delivered to scene and then travel with a patient to hospital by land ambulance. Where the best hospital for a patient’s needs is not the nearest one, our helicopters can get them to the right care in far less time.

To join #TeamDAA please head to www.daat.org/Event/great-west-run-2023

For more information please visit our website https://www.daat.org/

DPT

Our charity gives hope and support to those with mental health and learning disability needs across Devon and nationally.

Our charity raises funds to make a difference to the people we care for and provides a platform which encourages recovery, wellbeing and draws closer links to the community.

For more information visit our website www.dpt.nhs.uk/special-charity

DPT Charity
Royal Devon Hospitals Charity

Royal Devon Hospitals Charity

Royal Devon Hospitals Charity is the new name for the RD&E Charity and Over and Above. The charities have joined forces following the merger of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust in April 2022. 

Same charity. Different name. Double the fundraising power for YOUR local NHS!

Our mission is to provide facilities over and above what’s possible with NHS funding. Together, we can buy new state-of the-art equipment; create world-class patient and staff environments; support additional staff development, training and wellbeing projects; and fund cutting-edge research. 

There are more than 250 different funds altogether, so you can choose the hospital, ward or service you’d like to support. Or if you’d simply like to support our hospitals in Exeter, eastern, northern, mid Devon, we’ll ensure your donation is used to do brilliant things, wherever the need is greatest.   

To find out more, visit www.royaldevoncharity.org.uk

LIFE CHANCE TRUST

The Life Chance Trust is a new Devon-based charity seeking to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities: those for whom childhood trauma – including abuse, neglect and violence – and social or educational difficulties – have made growing up especially hard.

Life Chance Trust’s personalised mentoring and coaching, practical and wellbeing support ensures each young person gets the right help on their journey to adulthood – creating the good health, happiness, confidence and resilience they need and deserve, and transforming their chances in life – from one generation to the next.

 If you’d like to help, join #TeamLifeChance for your free Great West Run race entry, and start fundraising today!

For more information about Life Chance Trust please visit www.lifechancetrust.org.uk

Life Chance Trust

Torbay and south devon nhs charity

Please run for the Torbay and South Devon NHS Charity – a small charity making a big difference to people in Torbay and South Devon. Your support will help to enhance and improve the care provided in our local hospitals including Torbay, Newton Abbot and Brixham, as well enhancing the care of patients supported at home, enabling us to fund equipment or services that are over and above those provided by government funding. Recent fundraising and donations have funded a purpose-built cot for twin babies needing special care; a clothing bank for patients so they can be discharged warm and with dignity; scalp cooling machines to reduce the risk of hair loss during chemo; mugs with lids so parents with babies needing medical care can have a comforting hot drink. Every pound raised, makes such a difference to the patients we support. 

If you are interested in running for the Torbay and South Devon NHS Charity or would like to find out more please visit https://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/charity

STEP ONE

Step One (formerly St Loye’s Foundation) is a Devon-based charity offering mental health support and recovery services to individuals in the local community. 

Our unique services offer an incredibly valuable wraparound package of mental health support for people across Devon. Step One can help someone at any or all points in their mental health experience, from targeting low-level needs to crisis support and then to ongoing independent living/community care. The consistency of the services we offer creates a lifeline for vulnerable people who greatly benefit from having one organisation by their side throughout their entire journey.

Our BeWell@StepOne service 

By fundraising for Step One and taking part in the Exeter Great West Run, you can help raise vital funds for our services across Devon, enabling our teams to continue to support and make a positive impact on the lives of those who are struggling with their mental health and/or hidden disabilities. 

Join team Step One today! 
We have a limited number of free places available in our team. All we ask is that you pledge to raise a minimum of £100 for Step One Charity. If you’ve already secured your place, you can still run for us! Find out more by visiting steponecharity.co.uk/gwr or email our Fundraising Manager, Carey, at fundraising@steponecharity.co.uk.

STEP ONE
Sidmouth Hospice At Home

Sidmouth Hospice At Home

Sidmouth Hospice at Home provides 24/7 specialist palliative nursing care and a range of support services for patients and their families living in the Sid Valley in Devon. 

The Charity’s overarching objective is that everyone with a life-limiting illness in the last year of their life is able to live well for as long as possible and have the choice to die at home.  

We put patients and families at the heart of our specialist care by working with them to understand their individual needs and wishes and provide them with the clinical, practical and emotional support they need to have the best possible quality of life.

Our team of 10 nurses provide our signature specialist nursing care at any time of the day or night to over 150 patients in their own homes 365 days of the year. Additionally, we provide support for patients and their families both during the illness and after bereavement with our integrated model of care, which includes weekly Nurse led Wellbeing Days at our new Sidford Day Hospice, patient befriending and sitting services by our specially trained volunteers who provide both practical and emotional support including: transport, shopping, prescription collections and compassionate bereavement support for however long it is required. Our aim is to provide the care and support patients with life-limiting illness in the Sid Valley need, when and wherever they need it through a dedicated specialist local service funded through the generosity of our local community.

peninsula medical foundation

The Peninsula Medical Foundation (PMF) was founded in 1999 to support Medical Research, Innovation and Education in Devon and Cornwall.

It is currently raising money to support the Parkinson’s Home-Based Care Project being conducted by researchers of the Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth. Much can be done to relieve the symptoms of such a miserable, disabling condition providing deterioration is detected early.

 This ground-breaking project – now in its sixth and final year – is set to revolutionise the way Parkinson’s and other chronic conditions such as cancer will be monitored using personal, wearable technology such as modified Smart Watches. The target sum of £46,000 will finance the costs of the final year data collection and analysis for submission to NHS England.  The project is likely to revolutionise the way that Parkinson’s and other chronic conditions are treated. £33,000 has already been raised and with your help will be achieved by June 2024.  

PMF are excited to become charitable partners at The Great West Run and we look forward to speaking with keen supporters and runners who wish to run for our charity at this event.  For further information, please contact: 

admin@peninsulamedicalfoundation.org.uk or Peninsula Medical Foundation.

Peninsula Medical Foundation
Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research

Launched in 2009, the Brain Tumour Research charity is committed to funding sustainable research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40. It supports one of the UK’s largest dedicated groups of laboratory-based scientists progressing world-class research into brain tumours to improve treatments, survival rates and quality of life for patients and ultimately find a cure.

With only 1% of the national spend on cancer research having been allocated to brain tumours, the Brain Tumour Research charity is also influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to increase funding for research into brain tumours.

Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.​

For more information, please visit braintumourresearch.org