Lavender Funds

What are Lavender Funds?

Lavender Funds are a distinctive way to honour a friend or loved one's memory, at the same time bringing hope to others.

It allows you to do something positive in the name of the person you have lost, by contributing to the work of Big C and making sure in the future, until a cure is found, that no one in Norfolk should face cancer alone.

I feel that I want to do something to remember the events that Richard and I used to share. His Lavender Fund is a way of saying thank you to Big C for all the help that we received during his illness. I am still attending the Bereavement Support Group once a fortnight.

I look forward to going to the group as we have formed quite a bond together and I am sure it is helping me, just to be able to talk and listen with people in a similar situation to myself.”  

Lesley Jurd - Richard James Sweet Lavender Fund

How is a Lavender Fund set up?

When we receive a donation gift in someone's memory, we can set up and administer a Lavender Fund.
Each fund is individual - named after your friend or loved one - and allows friends, family and colleagues to raise money to help Big C.

"I've set up this fund in memory as a tribute not only to a loving mother, but also for all the staff who cared for Mum through her last few weeks. Truly special people and I long for the day when this wicked disease is finally conquered."

   Nigel Utting - Anita Utting Lavender Fund

How do I help a Lavender Fund grow?

You can contribute to a Lavender Fund in whichever way you choose.
You can make a single donation or make a regular donation as a 'Friend of Big C' via standing order.
Some people bake and sell cakes, some run marathons or host events - or for some a donation on a significant day, like a birthday, is all they feel they can do. Whatever way you decide, you can rest assured that every penny donated is going to help those, and their famililes, affected by cancer in Norfolk.

What do I do next?

Lavender Funds can be set up online using the Lavender Fund link:

Or for more information about Lavender Funds please call us on 01603 619900, email  or  Click here to download our Lavender leaflet.