FORCE Cancer Charity Santa Cycle

This annual events is without doubt, our favourite way to kick-start our Christmas Cruising Celebrations!

FORCE Cancer Charity is a local, Exeter-based charity which seeks to offer support for people and their families affected by a cancer diagnosis, both from their centre in Exeter and from a number of local community hospitals.

Vital support is delivered in the form of counselling sessions, complementary therapies, physical therapies and other psychological and physical health and well-being advice and support. In addition, the charity fund local research, purchase equipment to improve patient care and pay for specialist nurses to deliver chemotherapy at their outreach locations.

FORCE is an independent charity which relies fundamentally on local donations, fundraising events, grants and legacies and it is therefore with great pleasure that we are able to donate our largest vessel, Pride of Exmouth for their annual Santa Cycle and Cruise.

Ian Stuart with his son, Jake and wife, Philippa

On a personal level, FORCE is a charity held dearly close to our family’s hearts, following their support when Ian Stuart was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and then again in 2020 and therefore, we see this annual event as our opportunity to reciprocate the invaluable support which they offered to our family and it is our way of saying thank you to them for all that they did for us.

Ian sadly passed away in 2020 and we know that he would be so proud to see that we continue to support FORCE and continue this fantastic event which he introduced more than 10 years ago.

Today, the event now offers participants the opportunity to choose their desired direction for their cycle due to its growing popularity – either Topsham to Exmouth or Exmouth to Topsham and they then return to their starting point on our boat, whilst warming up and enjoying some well-deserved homemade mulled wine, warm mince pies and glorious Exe Estuary views!

If you would like to find out more about this event, donate to FORCE or consider joining the Santa Cycle and Cruise 2023, head over to their website for more information!

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