Exeter Foundation Designated Charities Announced for 2017/18

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20 charities are set to benefit from the match-day fundraising efforts of the Exeter Foundation during the 2017/18 rugby season.

Set up six years ago by the Exeter Chiefs and a selected group of local businessmen to help promote the local community and the vision of people working within it, the Exeter Foundation has raised over £1 million since its inception.

The Exeter Foundation has helped to directly fund over 80 charities and organisations, including the designated charities each year and several other projects and schemes.

Last season’s Foundation charities will be presented with their share of the monies collected at Exeter Chiefs match-days at the Season Launch Dinner being held at Sandy Park on Thursday, 7th September.

The Dinner will also be where the beneficiary of the Foundation’s latest sporting legacy project will be announced. This £25,000 grant is available to match fund an existing project to assist an organisation with completion, and can be applied for until Friday, 18th August.

Exeter Foundation chairman, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “Every year we are seeing the Foundation grow in stature. The work it has done for all the charities since we launched it all those years has been simply fantastic.

“We know from speaking to all the charities involved that the funds we raise really do make a difference in so many ways.”

The charities set to benefit from the efforts of the Exeter Foundation this year are:

Age UK Nightstop Devon
Dream-a-way Rape & Sexual Abuse Line
ELF See the Future
Exeter Dementia Action Alliance Step One
Exeter Lions The Hollow Lane Club
Exeter Youth Rugby The Honest Truth
Families for Children The Last Kiss Foundation
FORCE The Royal Marines Charity
Living Options Devon Vranch House
Merry Go Round Toy Libraries Wooden Spoon