Exeter Leukaemia Fund Cio

Exeter Leukaemia Fund Cio

Charity information

Exeter Leukaemia Fund Cio

Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) lightens the load supporting families affected by blood cancers and blood disorders across the South West.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    ELF lightens the load supporting families affected by blood disorders and blood cancers across the South West.
    Each week I Exeter and the surrounding area, 5 people will be diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. It can affect anyone regardless of age, sex or lifestyle choices. A diagnosis is life changing and scary. Treatment often requires lengthy procedures meaning days, weeks or months at a time in hospital and possibly months or years of follow up.
    Treatments often lower patients’ immune systems and they will stay in isolation units for a period of time, away from family, friends and normal life. Once discharged, patients may be restricted from using public transport due to their low immunity for a period of time.
    For some patients, their diagnosis will be terminal.
    ELF provides accommodation, transport for patients to and from hospital and counselling services for patients and families. ELF funds a Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Physiotherapy Service and research.
    ELF is funding a family room for patients, who are near to end of life, to be with their families in comfortable and supportive familiar surroundings within the haematology centre.

  • Aims

    Exeter Leukaemia Fund Cio aims to:

    • Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) aims to lighten the load supporting families affected by blood cancers and blood disorders across the South West.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 1154727

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 19

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 01392 826885

    Address: Unit 4, Manaton Court Matford business Park EX2 8PF

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