X
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 £700,000 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.

Screwfix Foundation £10,000
Broadland District Council £3,583Council Chairman Karen Vincent raised £3583 after selecting Big C as her chosen charity for 2019/20
Christine Fuller £100
Moncrieff Trust £1,000
Hazel Dodgson £50
Alex Loyd £63
Susan Fulcher £50
Rhinedd Toms £100
Fine City Transporters Norfolk £560
Village of Rockland St Mary £805
The Pennycress Trust £500
R C Snelling Charitable Trust £5,000
Higham Trust £3,000
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
anonymous donor£50Hoping that every little helps a marvellous charity
CY Szeto£100
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 .
£20.00
£20.00
£100.00
£600.00
£20.00
Dallas Smith£50Good luck to our wonderful daughter. Love Mum and Dad x
Jayne Regan£15
Amy Wilton£40
£100.00
Lisa Howes£40Funds donated for my crochet rainbows. Thanks to Elaine Day, Jackie Aghabi, Emma Wilson, Sandra Sillett & Jo Bradley x
£10.00
anonymous donor£10
£5.00
Matthew Gissing£50Great work Katie keep it going love all at Eastern Hose
Karen Malcolm£1,000
£50.00
anonymous donor£20
£10.00
K Turner£20
Julie and David Waite, Nicola and Rebecca £100In loving memory of Nicolas Sutton
£170.00
Weston Equestrian Centre £1,440
£20.00
Taylor Woodrow – Norwich Crown Point Depot £75
Johanne Taylor£50
£30.00
Mrs Beryl Wood £20
£20
TSB Guildhall Hill £312
£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
anonymous donor£20
£100.00
£20.00
Alison Aldrich£5
£50.00
£20.00
Clare Fancy-McGhee£70Donation in the names of Janet & Tim Fancy and Christine Cutting as requested for their Christmas presents.
Gemma Breen£50Thank you all for everything you do and the support you provide to everyone who needs it. Christmas angels all year long 💜
Katie Mann£10
£20.00
anonymous donor£10
£50.00
Karen Rix£20A Christmas donation for Norwich new Cancer Centre in the name of my besty Linda Taylor 💜💜💜 xxx
£50.00
£5.00
LILAC (Ladies in League Against Cancer)£15,000To help support even more people affected by cancer in Norwich.
£110.00
£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
Greg Munford£150
Catherine Smith£100Thank you to everyone who came to my bonfire party and donated. Thinking of our loved ones lost to and those we love still with us.
£10.00
£10.00
anonymous donor£133
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
Christine Humphries£20
£185.00
£10.00
£10.00
anonymous donor£20
Laraine Kuntze£50
£20.00
£50.00
£40
£1000
£10.00
anonymous donor£10
£20.00
£50.00
Michael Fox£5The Big C has been a tremendous support to me and all those suffering from cancer including their carers.
£125
Wroxham and Bure Valley Rotary Club £1,000
Cecilia Nowak£30To an extremely worthy cause
£20.00
anonymous donor£20
Eloise Bowles£600A massive thank you to everyone that bought dresses and helped raise £600 for this charity. Elly 🤗👗
£55.00
Rachel Lane Fund £5,000
£50.00
£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
anonymous donor£10Have been a great help to me and my family
£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.

Let's keep in touch...

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive news and updates from Big C

 

Let’s keep in touch

* indicates required
Thank you for subscribing up to our mailing list. By entering your email address you are opting in to receive information via email on our vital work and the many ways you can support us. Your details will not be used for any other purpose. For more information please read our Privacy Policy. Please select your interest(s) from the list below to help us inform our marketing and communication plans: