Community groups

ChiorCommunity Groups

Clubs and societies raise a fantastic amount of money for ELF each year. Fundraising for a local charity is a key purpose for a lot of community groups, as it brings members together whilst supporting a worthy cause. 

ELF is frequently supported by a wide range of different community groups. Choirs and bands have performed concerts, Young Famer Clubs have held auctions and dinners, student groups have arranged plays and talks, sports teams have arranged tournaments and church groups have organised coffee mornings and jumble sales.

Here are just some suggestions for how your club or society could support ELF:

  • Organise a fundraising event
  • Select ELF to be your chosen charity of the year
  • Volunteer at an event
  • Register your group for an ELF campaign such as the Cream Tea or our Source and Sell challenge
  • Invite ELF to give a talk to your members about our services and the work we do
  • Arrange a street collection or a bucket collection at a supermarket
  • Host a quiz night, show, concert or dinner

We will provide your group with all the fundraising and promotional materials you need. We are also happy to provide talks and presentations to your group about the patient services ELF provides, to inspire and motivate support from your members.

Fundraising GroupELF Fundraising Groups

Our fundraising groups are a great way to meet people and take part in ELF events. The groups are run by teams of dedicated volunteers, who give their time to organise events which raise both money and awareness for ELF.

At present, we have one established ELF Fundraising Group based in Crediton. This group organises many fundraising events for their local community each year. Past events have included meat bingo, concerts, comedy nights and big breakfasts, to name but a few. To find out more about the group and their upcoming events, please contact group Chairman Nick Cordwent on 07971 694606.

ELF Fundraising Groups bring people together, foster new friendships and provide exciting opportunities to experience activities which you might not have tried on your own. We are incredibly grateful to all the members of our existing Crediton Fundraising Group and to all those who have contributed time and energy in the past. These groups have raised significant funds for the patients and families that ELF support. Thank you! 

Could you set up an ELF Fundraising group in your area? We are very keen to find more volunteers willing to step-up and create new groups within the region. If you have the time and the enthusiasm to run a local fundraising group, then we would love to hear from you.

NEW Exminster Fundraising Group - would you like to become a committee member?

Following on from the recent ELF Fashion Show in the village and the high levels of support for our Exminster shop, we are creating a new ELF Exminster Fundraising Group. If you live in the Exminster area and would like to become involved in arranging and hosting ELF fundraising events throughout the year, then we would love to hear from you. As our Crediton group will confirm, being part of a group is a great way of meeting new people, making new friends and being active within the local community, all whilst raising money for a cause close to all our hearts.

At this stage, we are gauging interest levels in this venture. In the spring, we will arrange a meeting for all those interested in learning more about this new group and all that it will entail. Please let us know if you would like to become involved.

For further information on Fundraising and Community Groups, please contact Andy on 01392 493344 (option 3) or email