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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.

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 building a new Cancer Support & Information 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 £550,000 for the building work to commence. The builders are now on site: Building work begins at Dereham Road

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.

NEW: Donate via our Just Giving campaign: Big C Nearer to Home Appeal

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.

Elizabeth Davison£10Thank you for all the truly amazing work you do. I am so very grateful.
Childwick Trust£15,000
Norwich Consolidated Charities£100,000
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
£50.00
£100.00
Yellow Brick Mortgages Ltd £2,950
£30.00
Howes Percival LLP £15,000
Katie Noble£100Big C has been such a support to both of my parents through their battles with cancer. Dad passed last Christmas but we still have Mum. We feel such gratitude for all that Big C and it's people have provided.
James Smith£10
£40.00
£30.00
£20.00
Andrew Fisher£20
£100.00
£600.00
Carole Black£20
£50.00
Jayne Regan£15
£40.00
£100.00
Lisa Howes£40Funds donated for my crochet rainbows. Thanks to Elaine Day, Jackie Aghabi, Emma Wilson, Sandra Sillett & Jo Bradley x
anonymous donor£10
£10.00
£5.00
£50.00
£1000.00
anonymous donor£50
£20.00
anonymous donor£10
£20.00
Julie and David Waite, Nicola and Rebecca £100In loving memory of Nicolas Sutton
Glenny McAndie£170Donations generously given by friends and family in return for jars of home-made marmalade!
Weston Equestrian Centre £1,440
anonymous donor£20
Taylor Woodrow – Norwich Crown Point Depot £75
Johanne Taylor£50From the staff at Controlled Repair Instruments.
£30.00
£20
£20
TSB Guildhall Hill £312From staff and customers
£10.00
£22.95
£20.00
Gorleston Golf Club - Women's Division £5,000
MG Owners Club £210
Linda and Martin £500
£551.66
Away Days Vintage Bus £1,400Raised from our Norwich Christmas Tours
£5.00
anonymous donor£10
anonymous donor£20
£100.00
£20.00
£5.00
anonymous donor£50
£20.00
£70.00
Gemma Breen£50
Katie Mann£10
£20.00
£10.00
anonymous donor£50I have lost too many dear friends to this dreadful disease and this centre will help sufferers and their families to cope better.
£20.00
Carolyn Truss£50My husband has recently started treatment at the Colney Centre & we have visited the centre at N&N, which we are finding so welcoming & helpful, thank you.
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.
£50.00
Oaktree Partnership£350In lieu of sending out Christmas Cards this year.
anonymous donor£200
£22.75
£100.00
£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
£150.00
£100.00
Julia Hannewald£10
£10.00
£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
£10.00
£20.00
anonymous donor£185
£10.00
Bernice Jobling£10
anonymous donor£20
Laraine Kuntze£50
£20.00
£50.00
£40
£1000
£10.00
£10.00
Sara Durrant£20
Sarah Boosey£50To help support and empower people living with cancer.
Michael Fox£5
National Citizen Scheme Students £125
Wroxham and Bure Valley Rotary Club £1,000
£30.00
£20.00
anonymous donor£20
Eloise Bowles£600
Steven Clarke£55
Rachel Lane Fund £5,000
anonymous donor£50An extremely worthy cause.
£1000
anonymous donor£10
£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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