What we do


Exeter Leukaemia Fund (Elf) recognises that the  COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on the charity. 

Currently our Elf Citizen Advice Bureau Service is able to be run by telephone and Elf@Home is  able to support patients and their families in their home adhering to social distancing rules. 

We are delighted to confirm that our dedicated team of drivers have resumed our Transport Service. For more information, or if you need their support, please call 01392 493344.

Elf follows the guidelines that the RD & E Hospital has enforced and therefore the following Elf services are cancelled until further notice, counselling, aromatherapy and the filling time kiosk. We do not have a date to reopen.

Elf retail shops are currently closed due to the latest lockdown. We will update this site once they are able to re-open. Donations will be by appointment only.

If you require support please call 01392 493344 or email enquire@elfcharity.org.uk.

This will have a devastating impact on Elf's income as Elf does not receive any public or statutory funding. All our services depend on the generosity of the public and Elf own fundraising and retail activities.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal supporters for their continued support, please remain safe and follow government guidelines. 

Thank you


Exeter Leukaemia Fund (Elf) is a registered charity providing vital support to patients with blood cancer and other disorders who attend the Haematology Centre at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E). We:

  • Helped fund the building of the Haematology Centre
  • Funded the building of a critical care unit at the RD&E's Yarty ward, the Chevithorne family suite
  • Provide the Elf flat for Haematology outpatients and families visiting patients staying on Yarty ward
  • Fund NHS nurses and support roles
  • Provide a range of support services for patients and their families at the RD&E and in their own homes.

Elf receives no public or statutory funding. All our services depend on the generosity of the public and our own fundraising and retail activities.

Get involved

There are so many ways you can get involved in Elf. From donating unwanted goods to holding your own fundraising event, we can give you all the support you need. Perhaps you have a few spare hours on your hands? We are always looking for volunteers to help in our shops, at events and in our office. Please get in touch:

The Elf Centre, Unit 2A, Manaton Court, Manaton Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, Devon EX2 8PF; 01392 493344.