Charity benefits as a fiver is donated for every sales centre visitor

26 June 2018

Regional marketing assistant, Alice Guy with FORCE fundraising development officer, Oly Watts
Regional marketing assistant, Alice Guy with FORCE fundraising development officer, Oly Watts 
An Exeter-based charity has received a cash boost from a local house builder after it ran a special fund-raising initiative across the South West

Bovis Homes pledged to donate five pounds to FORCE Cancer Charity for every visitor to one of its sales centres in the South West in May.

Combined with the other fund-raising ideas this year, which has included raffles, a cutest pet competition, a World Cup sweepstake, dress-down days, a cream tea event and cake sales – it has seen £3,742 donated to the charity.

“We are thrilled with the amount we have managed to raise for FORCE,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “A big thank you to all those who have visited and helped us to contribute this fantastic sum. This is a charity close to our hearts and we know first-hand about the great work in which they do there.”

Oly Watts, fundraising development officer at FORCE said: “It's incredible that at this early stage in our partnership with Bovis Homes the amazing team have raised an unprecedented £3,742 for the charity – we cannot thank them enough. This incredible amount, which has been raised through fundraising initiatives, will help go towards supporting local people right here in Devon who are affected by cancer.”

Established in 1987, FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre) funds local research and buys equipment to improve patient care. It also has a cancer support and information centre for people needing physical, emotional, psychological and practical support.