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Coronavirus Notice

Covid-19 and the impact it has had on our fundraising events meant that the Nearer to Home build had been temporarily suspended. However we can now announce that building work will commence in June with the project to be completed in late 2021/early 2022 and our fundraising will continue with this aim. Donations would be welcomed and can be made at fundraise.big-c.co.uk.

Whilst all our support centres are currently closed Big C is still here to support anyone affected by cancer. Call our free telephone support line 0800 092 7640 (free to call Monday - Friday 9am-5pm).

Nearer To Home

Help us build a new cancer support centre in Norwich

Our vision to bring greater cancer care nearer to home.

At Big C, we see first hand the impact cancer has on individuals, families, friends and communities across Norfolk & Waveney. Since 1980 we have been dedicated to the fight again cancer and today, we help thousands of people across our county and beyond.

We are the only organisation offering specialised, community-based cancer support centres in Norfolk, with centres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), in Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

Living with cancer can have a devastating effect on mental and physical health, and can impact on relationships, finances, workplace, and family life.

Every year more than 8,000 people in Norfolk & Waveney will be told that they have cancer and many more are living with the effects every day.

22,319 visits were made to our centres in 2019
and the number of visits will continue to increase.

Added to this now, delays to cancer diagnoses and treatment due to the Covid 19 pandemic have been well documented and national health strategies make clear the urgent need for increased community-based support.

These are the reasons why we launched our ‘Nearer to Home’ appeal.

We are going to build a new Cancer Support Centre in the centre of Norwich.

Help us create a space that will change lives.

Working with Norwich based architects, Purcell, we are repurposing an existing building on Dereham Road in Norwich.

We will provide a building with …

  • a light, calming central seating area
  • private rooms for one-to-one counselling
  • a bright space for group activities
  • and a sensory well-being garden

 

Once launched, the centre will provide services for emotional support including:

  • counselling, support groups, time with our registered nurses, complementary therapies,
  • bereavement and palliative care support
  • practical support such as welfare rights advice or headwear options
  • individually tailored health and fitness programmes
  • a cancer information library

 

All Big C services are accessible for patients, carers, family, friends and free of charge.

We need your support.

To make this vision a reality, we need you. Every pound donated to the appeal will go directly to the development of this vital new centre to support local people in the heart of the Norwich community.

With your help we have already raised £400,000 for the building work to commence and you will be able to see that in progress from early summer 2021 when the builders start on site.

But we need to continue fundraising …
To complete the build and for the fixtures and fittings and all the finishing touches, so that the centre can open early in 2022 and welcome people through the doors.

Will this replace your existing Norwich Centre?

No, our existing Norwich centre in the grounds of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will still be there.

We know that it is not always easy for people to visit our centre at the hospital, or they do not wish to return to the hospital once they have finished treatment.

This is why the new Norwich Centre will work alongside our existing Centre, to ensure that everyone affected by cancer in Norwich and the surrounding area has access to the best care and support, close to the community, where and when they need us most.

Jon Humphreys £50
Garfield Weston Foundation £30,000
Jarrolds £2,000
£40
Norfolk County Council Social Infrastructure Fund £214,285
The Bernard Sunley Foundation £10,000
Geoffrey Watling Charity £15,000
anonymous donor£50
£100.00
Yellow Brick Mortgages Ltd £2,950
£30.00
Howes Percival LLP £15,000
£100.00
£10.00
Glenys Cavill£40
Martin Truss£30Big C do a fantastic job. My husband has a brain tumour & before lockdown we often visited before or after hospital appointments or treatment , it’s a real haven. We no longer send Christmas cards & always donate to a few local charities instead .
Michael Kirby£20Grateful for Norwich Big C Centre when having cancer treatment.
£20.00
£100.00
£600.00
£20.00
Dallas Smith£50Good luck to our wonderful daughter. Love Mum and Dad x
Jayne Regan£15Money raised from crocheted rainbows
Amy Wilton£40
£100.00
£40.00
£10.00
£10.00
£5.00
£50.00
£1000.00
£50.00
£20.00
anonymous donor£10
£20.00
Julie and David Waite, Nicola and Rebecca £100In loving memory of Nicolas Sutton
Glenny McAndie£170
Weston Equestrian Centre £1,440
£20.00
Taylor Woodrow – Norwich Crown Point Depot £75
Johanne Taylor£50From the staff at Controlled Repair Instruments.
Emma Lawer£30
£20
£20
£311.86
£10.00
Suzanne Clarke£23
£20.00
Gorleston Golf Club - Women's Division £5,000
MG Owners Club £210
Linda and Martin £500
Woodside School in Hethersett £552
Away Days Vintage Bus £1,400Raised from our Norwich Christmas Tours
£5.00
£10.00
£20.00
anonymous donor£100
anonymous donor£20
£5.00
£50.00
Clare Fancy-McGhee£20Donation for Miss Cicely Fancy as requested for her Christmas present
£70.00
£50.00
£10.00
£20.00
anonymous donor£10
£50.00
£20.00
£50.00
Tristan Hinchliffe£5
LILAC (Ladies in League Against Cancer)£15,000To help support even more people affected by cancer in Norwich.
anonymous donor£110A Gift from Erpingham Coffee Club.
Pamela Riseborough£50For the great care some members of our family have had .Thankyou
Oaktree Partnership£350In lieu of sending out Christmas Cards this year.
anonymous donor£200
£22.75
Sherise Nappin£100On behalf of our beautiful friend Di, thank you for supporting her at this difficult time. From Di's fellow secret santa girls. - ip21 xxx You are amazing Di and we wanted to show our support xxx
£20.00
anonymous donor£10I would like to donate to the nearer to home appeal as it will make such a difference to me as I have to get 4 buses to the Norfolk & Norwich, I have cancer so not every day is good, so this will be lovely Linda
Greg Munford£150
£100.00
Julia Hannewald£10
Linda Chandler£10For my daughters
£132.61
Jason and Joanne Lawrence£450Wedding Day Donations to Nearer to Home
Mr & Mrs Shorten £300Wedding Anniversary donation
Diane £100
£90
£6
Brian Taylor£1,100
£5
Hazel £101
£20
£525
Cromer Craft Ladies £400
£200
£110
Capron and Helliwel £2,000
Harry £2,221
Jackie Austin£10
Christine Humphries£20
£185.00
£10.00
Bernice Jobling£10Having seen my daughter in Australia helped by having amenities such as this I know how much it means to all the family.
anonymous donor£20
£50.00
£20.00
£50.00
Barbara Wilson£40
£1000
Iris Day£10
£10.00
£20.00
Sarah Boosey£50
Michael Fox£5
£125
Wroxham and Bure Valley Rotary Club £1,000
Cecilia Nowak£30
£20.00
£20.00
£600.00
£55.00
Rachel Lane Fund £5,000
anonymous donor£50
£1000
£10.00
£10
£100
£20
Jarrold Retail£10,000Jarrold is thrilled to help ensure that more people in Norwich can benefit from Big C’s fantastic services
£50
£30
£20.00
£10.00
£50.00
Bhimduth Ramseebaluck£50This is a well deserving cause
Greg Pye£10
Breckland Council £3,875Chairman Richard Duffield raised £3875.18 after selecting Big C as his chosen charity for during 2018/19.

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