Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

You may wish to fundraise yourself, with family and friends or within your local group. Whatever the idea, be it large or small, we know you will have a great time raising vital funds for Big C.

Did you know we have 12 charity shops across Norfolk including a dedicated Craft Supplies Shop, Furniture Emporium, Bridal and a high-end fashion Boutique? We are always looking for high quality donations.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers including in our Support Centres, shops and at our Fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to spend some free time, meet new people, and gain experience.

Help us build a new Cancer Support Centre in Norwich. Support our vision to bring greater cancer care nearer to home. Donate now.

About Big C

Our story begins right here in Norfolk and Waveney. In the 1970s, two young men David and Clive, found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London and Cambridge for treatment, often finding this harder than the treatment itself.

They vowed to do something so that local people would have access to the best treatment and support closer to where they live. 40 years on, their vision has become a reality, with over £38 million being raised so far and nearly £3 million raised each year by the local community, creating the largest East Anglian-based cancer charity.

The charity has also established three Big C centres located at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth and a hub at the Louise Hamilton Centre in Gorleston. These centres, along with our online ‘Virtual Centre’, provide an oasis of specialist emotional and practical support for those with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones away from a clinical environment.

From its first small, but important fundraising project providing chemotherapy equipment at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Big C has grown into an impressive organisation which funds specialist life-saving equipment and internationally significant research projects based at the Norwich Research Park. These projects greatly benefit local people and have a global impact on our understanding and treatment of the many types of cancer.

Together we are working to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney.

How it all began ... David's story

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Your questions, answered

What does Big C do?

We are here to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. We help thousands of people across our county and beyond, while working to improve outcomes for the future.

The four pillars of our work are:

Support

Through our cancer support and information centres, online and telephone-based support, we help local cancer patients and their family and friends to improve their quality of life, physical health, and mental wellbeing.

Research

We fund vital, world-class research into cancer and have invested over £12.5m into studies at Norwich Research Park.

Equipment

Your support has enabled us to fund vital medical equipment, facilities and resources in the region’s main NHS hospitals.

Education

Providing interventional and presentational education programmes for the general public and healthcare professionals.

How do I access your support?
There is no need to be referred into our services. You can simply call our freephone support line on 0800 092 7640, email support@big-c.co.uk, visit our virtual support centre, or drop-in to one of our Centres during our opening hours.
How much does it cost?

All the services offered by Big C are free.

What else does Big C do?

Find out more information about:

How can I help?

Fundraise

You may wish to fundraise yourself, with family and friends or within your local group. Whatever the idea, be it large or small, we know you will have a great time raising vital funds for Big C.

To get you going and give you some ideas, click to find out more ways to fundraise. Get ideas and inspiration, download materials, and start fundraising! Once you are done, you can forward the funds raised by your efforts to Big C in the most convenient way you like.

Shop and donate

Did you know we have 12 charity shops across Norfolk including a dedicated Craft Supplies Shop, Furniture Emporium, Bridal and a high-end fashion Boutique. We are always looking for high quality donations. Click to find out more.

Can I volunteer for Big C?

Yes, we are always looking for volunteers including in our Support Centres, Shops and at our Fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to spend some free time, meet new people, and gain experience in the charity, retail and events sectors. Find out more and apply here.

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Find out how Big C can support you and your family if you’ve been affected by cancer.

We can help to improve your quality of life, physical health, and mental wellbeing.

Some people take to the skies, run, jump, walk, swim and cycle whilst others make tea, bake cakes or shave heads.

What will you do to make a difference?

We have a network of Big C Charity Shops across Norfolk & Waveney.

Find out contact details and opening hours for all our shops as well as information on how to donate items or volunteer.