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.


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.

We are a local, people-first charity,
committed to working collectively to provide
outstanding cancer support when and where
people need it, now and for the future.

Our people shape our work. From our staff and volunteers, scientists and health professionals, through to those affected by cancer, their families and friends, and everyone who supports the charity through donating and fundraising.

We are here for anyone affected by cancer at any stage, from diagnosis and treatment, to life beyond cancer.

Call our free support line on 0800 092 7640 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)

Welcome to Big C – a message from our CEO …

For 40 years, Big C has been supporting those affected by cancer.

From the first small, but important fundraising project providing chemotherapy equipment at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in 1980, the charity has grown into an impressive organisation providing practical and emotional support in our Big C Centres, funding lifesaving medical equipment, funding internationally significant research projects based at the Norwich Research Park and educating local people about cancer.

Sadly, most people will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives, whether that be their own diagnosis, or that or a loved one or friend.

Today, Big C has four established Cancer Support Centres; in the grounds of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, in King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and within the Louise Hamilton Centre in Gorleston.

The Centres are visited more than 22,000 times each year, providing a bedrock of support, information, complementary therapies, tea, biscuits and a listening ear to many thousands of people affected by cancer, often when they are attending hospital appointments, or during treatment.

I wouldn't really believe it was possible, but it has, and is, changing lives. Sometimes I think we all have a purpose in this world, and I wonder whether I was ill to actually create Big C as it is today.

David Moar M.B.E
Big C Co-Founder

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National grant to fund Big C’s Nourish & Nurture Programme

Big C Awarded NHS Charities Grant for First of Its Kind Cancer ‘Nourish & Nurture’ Intervention, designed for individuals living with cancer. The work of Big C, has been recognised with a national grant from NHS Charities Together. Bids were encouraged from across Norfolk and Waveney to run projects covering

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Big C Awarded Best Employer Gold and Most Improved

Local cancer charity, Big C, has been awarded gold accreditation as a Best Employer Eastern Region 2021. Best Employers Eastern Region is a biennial programme comprising an employee survey provided by co-founders ERAS Ltd, that measures employee engagement, company culture and development, across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. Big C was

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Coronavirus Notice

Due to the recent changes in Government guidance, from Monday 13th December our Cancer Support & Information Centres at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and in Great Yarmouth will be temporarily suspending face to face meetings.

Big C is still here, over the phone and online if you need to talk to a member of the support team. Our support services include:
  • Information and support from our Big C Nurses and Officers available over the phone, via video chat or email.
  • Online Cancer Support Group meetings via Zoom.
  • Counselling available over the phone or via video chat.
  • Welfare Advice in partnership with Citizens Advice.
  • Virtual Drop-Ins 'Connect over a Cuppa' every Thursday at 2pm.

Call our free telephone support line 0800 092 7640 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or email us at

For our Big C shops, staff and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings and we ask customers to continue to do the same for the safety of themselves and others (unless exempt).