What we do

Covid-19 is an exceptional event which is having a direct impact on Exeter Leukaemia Fund (Elf).

Currently, our Elf Citizen Advice Bureau Service is being operated by telephone only, whilst Elf@Home is supporting patients and families within their homes by adhering to social distancing rules. We have also re-introduced our counselling service, please email enquire@elfcharity.org.uk for further details.

Our Patient Transport Service continues during the pandemic. For more information, or if you need the support of our dedicated team of drivers, please contact 01392 493344 (option 1 for Transport).

We are following the guidelines enforced by the RD&E Hospital and as a result our aromatherapy services are currently unavailable. The Elf Filling Time kiosk within the Haematology Centre is also closed and we do not have a date to re-open.

Our Crediton and Exminster shops re-opened on 12th April 2021 in line with the government's guidelines. Please note, all donations are by pre-booked appointment only. Please call 01392 493344 (option 4) to book a donation appointment directly with either the Crediton or Exminster shop. 

We are sad to announce that our Axminster, Tiverton and RD&E Hospital shops are now closed permanently

If you require the support of any of our services, please call 01392 493344 or email enquire@elfcharity.org.uk.

The pandemic is having a devastating impact on Elf's income as we do not receive any public or statutory funding. All our services depend upon the generosity of the public and Elf own fundraising and retail activities.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal supporters for their continued support. Please stay 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
  • Provided the Elf flat for Haematology outpatients and families visiting patients staying on Yarty ward
  • Funded 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.