In 1980, two young men from Norfolk found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment, often finding this journey harder than the treatment itself. They vowed that the people of Norfolk & Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their local areas.
Thirty-five years on and this ambition is being realised more than ever; with over £25million raised since The Big C Appeal begain in 1980. Big C’s investment in surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk’s hospitals means more people can be treated locally, with faster or less invasive treatments and our support for world class research taking place across the Norwich Research Park has funded some incredible developments in cancer research.
Today Big C has drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney, used by thousands of people every year affected by cancer. Our centres provide valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery and there are trained staff to provide emotional help, support and complimentary therapies.
Big C is as ambitious as it was 35 years ago and we will continue to do our very best to support people affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney
Together we are working to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney.
As Norfolk's Cancer Charity, we are spread throughout the community and county of Norfolk & Waveney. Take a look at the map below to see where you can find us in Norfolk (click on map to enlarge)