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New support service opens

Vital support for people living with cancer is available in central Norwich with a new drop-in service.
Big C has joined forces with Norfolk County Council Library Services to offer a service in the city centre for people who are affected by cancer and unable to get to our centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Three trained Big C volunteers will be available every Monday to offer advice, information, support and literature. They can offer help on subjects including welfare rights, how to break the news to loved ones, diet, nutrition, exercise and how to live with cancer.
Peter Walker is volunteering at the service. He cared for his wife Linda as she fought cancer for two years. After her death in 2009, he raised funds for Big C with a sponsored 6600-mile motorbike ride across Australia - somewhere the couple had planned to visit together.
He said: “Big C is very special to me – the charity supported Linda throughout her illness. I like to talk to people and I hope by sharing my experience and the information Big C offers, I will be able to give something back and help people.
“This service means that people who aren’t able to easily get to the Big C centre at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital will have a way to get support and information right in the city centre.”
No appointments are necessary. The service is open at the Advice Hub every Monday morning from 10am to 1pm on the ground floor of the library in The Forum.
The service opened on August 6 and is part of Big C’s Closer to You campaign, which aims to make support, information and advice accessible to everyone.
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