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News Archive

  • ELF Ambassador - Congratulations to Liz Westlake

    04 April 2014

    ELF Ambassador - Congratulations to Liz Westlake

    Liz Westlake is the latest recipient of the ELF Ambassador Award. Liz, from Okehampton, is the treasurer of ELF’s Okehampton Group but her support for ELF has gone a lot further than looking after the finances of the group. Liz said... read more

  • Just keep knitting!

    04 April 2014

    Just keep knitting!

    Stuart Sanders, Dad to Tracy Sanders, has knitted around 30 ducks so far for ELF! Well done and thank you Stuart!  After seeing Donald McDuck, Tracy's duck, on holiday, friends wanted one too and there are now 3 of Stuarts ducks... read more

  • Do you love to knit?

    04 April 2014

    Do you love to knit?

    Can you knit for ELF? The ELF Crediton Group have started a new knitting group, and are looking for some wonderful volunteers to join! Help ELF by knitting ducks, items which we can sell in our shops or at fundraising events, or anything else... read more

  • “Make Your Own Bunting” is here!

    24 March 2014

    “Make Your Own Bunting” is here!

    The ELF Fundraising Team had great fun making our newest fundraising tool! Make Your Own Bunting!  ELF is pleased to offer an A4 template for enable you to print and make your very own ELF bunting at home. All you need is a printer, some... read more

  • Building of new chemotherapy unit underway

    18 March 2014

    Building of new chemotherapy unit underway

    Dr Miles Joyner, ELF Trustee & Amanda Parkinson, ELF Liaison Manager attended the turf-cutting ceremony. ELF have so far pledged £65,000 towards the build of the new chemotherapy unit. AN official turf-cutting ceremony took place on... read more

  • Charity football match in memory of Martin raises £300

    24 February 2014

    Charity football match in memory of Martin raises £300

    A charity football match was held in November 2013 at Uplowman pitch in memory of Martin Branton who died aged 32. As well as a very talented rugby player for Tiverton First Team, Martin was also a gifted footballer and played for... read more

  • The Cantilena Choir sing their hearts out for ELF

    21 February 2014

    The Cantilena Choir sing their hearts out for ELF

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund was delighted to be chosen as Cantilena Choir’s charity of the year for 2013.  The Broadclyst based, mixed voice choir, performed 3 highly acclaimed concerts to raise funds for the charity, including a... read more

  • Volunteers needed for Cafe ELF

    17 February 2014

    Volunteers needed for Cafe ELF

    Café ELF which is based in the Haematology Centre of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital is looking for volunteers to help Paul the Café ELF Manager over the busy lunchtime periods between 1100 and 1430, Monday to Friday. If you... read more

  • Puddings pull in the pounds for ELF

    27 January 2014

    Puddings pull in the pounds for ELF

    A plethora of puddings has raised over £1,000 for The Exeter Leukaemia Fund. Throughout 2013, The Magdalen Chapter, Exeter, selected a different dessert on the menu as its fundraising pud and pledged to donate £1 from each sale to the... read more

  • ELF & Pavey Group Announce Sponsorship Partnership

    17 January 2014

    ELF & Pavey Group Announce Sponsorship Partnership

    ELF is delighted to announce that Pavey Group has agreed to help fund and sponsor the ELF Community Transport Service, an integral part of the ELF Community Support Programme, launched in May 2013. Over the next 2 years Pavey Group will make a... read more

  • Get £5 off when you spend £20 or more during January!

    19 December 2013

    Get £5 off when you spend £20 or more during January!

    Purchase a book from any one of the ELF Charity Shops during December 2013 to receive your free promotional bookmark.   £5 off when you spend £20 or more in one transaction at any of the ELF Shops during January 2014. ... read more

  • Christmas by Waitrose!

    11 December 2013

    Christmas by Waitrose!

    ELF would like to say a big thank you to Waitrose Exeter, who donated Christmas Decorations to help bring some festive cheer to the Haematology Centre of the RD&E. Thank you very much for your support, and we hope you have a lovely Christmas... read more

  • ELF Ambassador - Congratulations to Mary Andrews

    13 January 2014

    ELF Ambassador - Congratulations to Mary Andrews

    We are delighted to announce that Ottery St Mary resident, Mary Andrews, is the latest recipient of the ELF Ambassador Award.   Mary has been an ELF volunteering stalwart for many years, helping out at raffles, table top sales, summer... read more

  • ELF Gives a Helping Hand this Christmas

    29 November 2013

    ELF Gives a Helping Hand this Christmas

    At Exeter Leukaemia Fund, we know that the cost of Christmas can be expensive particularly those receiving medical treatment and are unable to work. We are always looking to help and support patients and loved ones who suffer from leukaemia and... read more

  • Haematology patients helped by ELF funded CAB Service

    25 November 2013

    Haematology patients helped by ELF funded CAB Service

    In May 2013 ELF launched the third offering in their Community Support Programme when they entered into an agreement with Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau to offer welfare and benefits advice to Haematology patients and their loved ones. ... read more

  • Lloyd’s Kitchen Business Event a great success

    19 November 2013

    Lloyd’s Kitchen Business Event a great success

    Members of the local business community were welcomed with wine and canapés at the newly refurbished Lloyd’s Kitchen based in the heart of the City on 14 November. The event celebrated the re-brand and showcased the new dinner menu... read more

  • Stroke enables artist to see in a new way

    18 November 2013

    Stroke enables artist to see in a new way

    Award-winning artist Mark Ware has created images responding to Exeter Cathedral’s 900 year history and reflecting his altered perception of the world brought about by a stroke in 1996 at the age of 39.  Exeter Cathedral has been the... read more

  • Stephen is sporting a tache for Movember

    15 November 2013

    Stephen is sporting a tache for Movember

    Stephen is growing a moustache as part of Movember, to show his support for his dad who is being treated for myeloma and to raise funds for ELF.  Stephen said, “Please donate what you can. Every penny will be greatly... read more

  • ELF Christmas 2013 Opening Hours

    07 November 2013

    The opening times for each location over the Christmas period will be as follows:  ELF Centre – Manaton Court Tuesday 24th December: 09:00 – 15:00hrs Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Friday 27th December: Closed... read more

  • ELF needs YOUR HELP this Festive Season!

    06 November 2013

    ELF needs YOUR HELP this Festive Season!

    ELF needs YOUR HELP this Festive Season!  Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) has had a busy year supporting patients at the Haematology Centre of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital who are living with leukaemia, lymphoma and other blood related... read more

  • Dr Richard Lee – New ELF Trustee

    31 October 2013

    Dr Richard Lee – New ELF Trustee

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Richard Lee as a Trustee of the charity. Richard who lives in Exeter has been a wonderful friend and supporter of ELF for over 25 years.  Dr Lee, until his retirement in... read more

  • Saturday 30 November is ELF Day – but we need YOUR HELP!

    30 October 2013

    Saturday 30 November is ELF Day – but we need YOUR HELP!

    On 30th November 2013 we are holding a street collection and awareness day in the High Street, Exeter and are looking for people to help!  We need volunteers to don one of our lovely green tabards and stand at a given point along the High... read more

  • Do your Christmas shopping online to raise money for ELF!

    28 October 2013

    Do your Christmas shopping online to raise money for ELF!

    Are you doing your Christmas shopping online? Did you know that every time you buy a gift you could also be raising money for ELF!  That's right, over 2,700 well known retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco will donate a... read more

  • New flock of ducks just landed!

    25 October 2013

    New flock of ducks just landed!

    We have a new small flock of our now famous knitted ducks, as featured on BBC Spotlight, in stock! Get yours before they sell out again!  Buy your ducks here   read more

  • Young apprentice turns a fiver into a fortune for ELF!

    24 October 2013

    Young apprentice turns a fiver into a fortune for ELF!

    Jack Carr was given £5 by his school to make a business and raise money for charity. Jack’s great-uncle, Alan Carr, had been treated at the Haematology Centre, so he decided he would raise money for ELF. Here is Jack’s... read more

  • Every vote counts for ELF!

    24 October 2013

    Every vote counts for ELF!

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund is delighted to have been nominated as one of the three charities to gain from Chelsea Building Society’s ‘Charity Choice’ Scheme. Members of Chelsea Building Society and the general public are being... read more

  • Get dashing for ELF!

    23 October 2013

    Get dashing for ELF!

    Are you in Exeter City Centre today? Look out for these two super Santas, Bridget & Hayley, who will be encouraging people to sign-up and raise money for ELF by taking part in Exeter City Football’s Club Santa Dash on Saturday 30... read more

  • Doctors lose their trousers for ELF

    21 October 2013

    Doctors lose their trousers for ELF

    Doctors in Cullompton hope their colleague's hospital stay will be a short one and have pledged to raise money for charity in his absence.  Dr Neil Rushton and Dr James Rowbury, who practice at College Surgery, have opted against... read more

  • Wanted: Father Christmas Thrill-Seekers

    18 October 2013

    Wanted: Father Christmas Thrill-Seekers

    A number of local charities are looking for daredevil volunteers to jump from a perfectly good aircraft, dressed as Father Christmas. Skydive UK near Honiton in Devon have launched their annual Santa Skydive this week, set to take place from 27th... read more

  • Crediton shop makeover hasn't cost a penny!

    17 October 2013

    Crediton shop makeover hasn't cost a penny!

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund have taken a leaf out of well-known TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp’s book and refreshed the ELF shop in Crediton without spending a single penny!  The new shop manager, Julie King, has given the shop a new fresh and... read more

  • Local Business Network supports local charity

    17 October 2013

    Local Business Network supports local charity

    A group of local business people have been adding a new dimension to breakfast to raise much needed funds for Exeter Leukaemia Fund.  The Honiton group of 4Networking used their fun fines system to fill an ELF collection box.  Group... read more

  • ELF Community Support Programme News

    17 October 2013

    ELF Community Support Programme News

    The new ELF Community Support Programme is proving to be a great success, providing transport, accommodation and advice, for hundreds of patients and those closest to them.  Here are some of the latest facts and quotes from patients and... read more

  • Remembering times gone by

    08 October 2013

    Remembering times gone by

    ELF supporter Barry Ware has written a book, “True Stories and Tales of a Chap from Northlew, Devon”, which is on sale now for a suggested minimum donation of £5 from the ELF Office (01392 493344), our Crediton Shop and outlets... read more

  • What a great summer!

    08 October 2013

    What a great summer!

    Did you spot our bright green tent or the ELF trailer at the shows this year?  Volunteers and ELF Staff enjoyed everything from scorching sunshine at Honiton to torrential rain at Tiverton, met lots of existing supporters and made some new... read more

  • Unity 2013 - Thank you and Well Done!

    08 October 2013

    Unity 2013 - Thank you and Well Done!

    Thank you to everyone who attended Unity 2013 at the Golden Pond Rockbeare. The day was a huge success and great fun for everyone involved. Special thanks to Georgina Burford and Julian Seager for being the guests of honour, Kai Wong of the... read more

  • Matthew shaves head to raise money for ELF

    08 October 2013

    Matthew shaves head to raise money for ELF

    Matthew, nephew of patient and frequent fundraiser Kay Brealey, recently undertook in a very brave head shave at camp while on his summer holidays, raising a bucket of money! Literally!   Kay Brealey said “as soon as Matthew... read more

  • Hooks Hall Bares All

    08 October 2013

    Hooks Hall Bares All

    Hooks Hall Equestrian Club (HHEC) are launching their 2014 calendar, featuring members, customers, staff and of course the horses! In 2010 they raised £7,000 in calendar sales, and they are hoping to beat that amount this year. All monies... read more

  • Lloyd's Kitchen supports ELF as Charity of the Year

    03 October 2013

    Have you seen the newly refurbished Lloyd's Kitchen (formerly Lloyd's Cafe) in Catherine Street, Exeter?  It looks fabulous and we are delighted to be able to announce that Lloyd's Kitchen has chosen ELF to be its Charity of the Year! The... read more

  • Stitch, Sew and Hobby Craft Show Raffle Winners

    30 September 2013

    We are delighted to announce that the following people were lucky in the prize draw held at the Stitch, Sew and Hobby Craft draw this weekend: 1st prize - Beautiful hand stitched Mennonite quilt - M. Parkinson of Redhill, Surrey. 2nd prize -... read more

  • Crediton woman knits 400 ducks for ELF

    17 September 2013

    Crediton woman knits 400 ducks for ELF

    When Crediton volunteer, Lynne Cooper knitted her first duck for Exeter Leukaemia Fund back in March 2012, she had no idea that her creation would go on to be a global adventurer and that she would knit 400 more!  Lynne, who has supported... read more

  • ELF Therapy Practitioner - Charlotte Powell-Brooks

    24 September 2013

    ELF Therapy Practitioner  - Charlotte Powell-Brooks

    The recent promotion of Hannah Wilkins, a Physiotherapy Technical Instructor at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, has provided the opportunity for Exeter Leukaemia Fund to reflect on the success of the charity’s Physical Wellbeing... read more

  • ELF Ambassador Award for Exmouth mother & daughter

    12 September 2013

    ELF Ambassador Award for Exmouth mother & daughter

    The latest and very worthy recipients of the Exeter Leukaemia Fund Ambassador Award, given quarterly in to volunteers in recognition of their wonderful contribution to the work of the charity, are Exmouth mother and daughter Pat Vigor and Denise... read more

  • ELF to support North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Appeal

    28 August 2013

    ELF to support North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Appeal

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund is delighted to announce that the charity has agreed to significantly support the North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Appeal. The charity has pledged £50,000 towards the appeal and will be used specifically to... read more

  • ELF Community Support Programme – Helping 1000’s per year

    23 August 2013

    ELF Community Support Programme – Helping 1000’s per year

    Earlier in the year, the ELF Community Support Programme was launched to help the wider community who have been diagnosed of leukaemia and other blood disorders, who have been referred to the RD&E Hospital. Three distinct services of... read more

  • Local charities are winners thanks to Yorkshire Building Society staff and customers

    15 August 2013

    Local charities are winners thanks to Yorkshire Building Society staff and customers

    Yorkshire Building Society in Exeter announced the voting in their Charity Choices ballot today - and ELF won the top prize of £500. Thank you so much to  the staff who nominated us and all of the customers who voted for us, and to... read more

  • New Supporter Group sought in Crediton

    05 August 2013

    New Supporter Group sought in Crediton

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund would love to hear from anyone, whether new to ELF, current or previous supporters, who are interested in helping to form or be part of a new supporter group in Crediton and the surrounding areas.  ELF currently has 3... read more

  • Are you a winner? Clarins Facials

    02 August 2013

    Are you a winner? Clarins Facials

    Did you visit the ELF tent at the Honiton Show and enter the free draw to win a Clarins Facial? We have great pleasure in announcing the 30 lucky winners of last night’s draw, courtesy of Clarins, House of Fraser, Exeter. A member of the... read more

  • Karen & Clare raise over £1,380 from Skydive!

    29 July 2013

    Karen & Clare raise over £1,380 from Skydive!

    Best friends and colleagues, Karen King & Clare Aldrich, faced their fears to experience the exhilaration of a tandem Skydive and raise over £1,380 for ELF! Karen & Clare, who both work at North Tawton Primary School, were... read more

  • Let's Talk Running with Jo Pavey

    24 July 2013

    Let's Talk Running with Jo Pavey

    The second Let’s Talk Running event was held at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel on Tuesday evening. We were delighted to welcome our special guest, Olympian and ELF Vice Patron, Jo Pavey.  The relaxed, informal and interactive atmosphere... read more

  • A sizzling hot day at Peverstone

    23 July 2013

    A sizzling hot day at Peverstone

    Gazeboes galore were required at the sausage sizzle/BBQ held at Gerald Frankpitt’s home at Peverstone, Cullompton. It was well supported by 43 members and wives of the Ex Padbrook Indoor Bowls Club.  This was the third annual event... read more

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