Princesshay, Exeter announce FORCE Cancer Charity as their 2018 charity of the year
Princesshay in Exeter have announced FORCE Cancer Charity as its 2018 charity of the year. The new partnership will launch on Thursday 1st February, when FORCE will be in Princesshay to promote the work that it does to support anyone locally affected by cancer. Representatives from the charity will be there from 10am to 4pm. During the day there will be giveaways, competitions including the chance to win a £50 Princesshay gift card, performances from River City Chorus and a rowing challenge set up by the Gym Group with a prize of one month’s free membership to its new fitness centre on Marsh Barton. There will also be information available about the kind of face-to-face help FORCE has been offering to people in Devon for the past 30 years. The charity: – funds a local programme of cancer research – has spent more than £1million on equipment to improve patient care at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital – runs a Support and Information Centre in Exeter and weekly services in Tiverton and Okehampton Oly Watts, Fundraising Development Officer at FORCE said, “We are over the moon to have been chosen and can’t thank Princesshay enough. This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for us to create awareness about the support we can offer LOCALLY to anyone affected by cancer.” Princesshay has more than 70 shops and restaurants and cafes. Each year it officially supports a different local charity, helping to raise awareness, fundraising and supporting with events and promotion in the centre. Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre Director, said “We’re really looking forward to working closely with FORCE throughout this year to support and generate funds for the incredible service they provide in and around Exeter.” FORCE will also be in Princesshay at other times during the year to promote the charity and certain cancers with specialist advice and support on hand, as well as to help raise the £1.5million it needs to find every year in order to maintain the services it offers to thousands of local people.