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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.

Big C equipment case studies

Read our case studies for cancer fighting equipment funded by Big C.

Big C can only continue to fund projects like this with help from our local donors. Can you help? Click here to find out how you can help projects like this happen.

View our equipment case studies below. Filter specific categories of case studies by clicking the case study category buttons.

Moving and static imaging for Nuclear Medicine

In 2019, Big C awarded an equipment grant of £38,054 to the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital so that two rooms in this facility could be equipped with moving and static image LED ceiling panels and also equipped with a built in media unit

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NNUH Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal

Big C pledged £50,000 to the appeal by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for Targeted Radiotherapy. This aimed to bring a targeted treatment through a process of treatment called Brachytherapy. The target for this treatment was to be in place by 2015. Initially it was to be used to treat men with prostate

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Faster analysis of facial tumours

£17,000 in autumn 2013 to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for improved equipment for cancer detection. Patients with facial tumours may need part or all of their upper or lower jaw removed.  Following the operation, the tumour is examined under a microscope to determine what further treatment may be

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Accurate limb measurement

Improved treatment for skin cancer and plastic surgery patients £14,112 in autumn 2012 to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Cancer treatment can cause a condition called lymphoedema, where fluid accumulates in areas of the body, causing swelling.  This can be painful and lead to infections, so early diagnosis and

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Highly accurate tumour targeting

£21,411 in spring 2011 for the development of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. SRT delivers high precision targeted radiotherapy to tumours, with a high chance of control or cure. There is strong evidence of its effectiveness in the treatment of brain tumours, lung cancer and brain metastases

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Barrett’s Oesophagus

High tech procedure to save lives £53,450 in spring 2010 for cutting edge HALO technology at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Department of General Surgery. This new equipment allowed for Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) to be performed on patients with Barrett’s Oesophagus (a condition that can lead to cancer due

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More software for analysis of scan results

£27,777 in autumn 2009 for imaging software for the Radiology Department at the James Paget University Hospital. Viewing and analysis of results from medical imaging procedures (for example CT or MRI scans) requires specialized software, which had been limited to 4 workstations within the department.  These are often unavailable during

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An ultrasound and biopsy unit for NNUH

£37,950 in spring 2009 to provide a trans-rectal ultrasound and biopsy unit for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, with a further £5,000 contributed from the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group. Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men, excluding simple skin cancers.  A trans-rectal ultrasound

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Pigmentation services for breast cancer patients

£9,774 was awarded to the James Paget University Hospital in spring 2009 to fund a nurse to provide pigmentation services to breast cancer patients. Following breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction a new nipple/areola can be created using a procedure called micro-pigmentation. This involves cosmetic tattooing with coloured pigments and

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New programs for patient treatment

£28,000 in autumn 2008 for commissioning new computer programs for improved patient treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Every radiotherapy patient has an individual computerised treatment plan produced using a CT scan to obtain images of what the anatomy looks like inside the body, and then complex computer

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Carcinoma treatment

Highly successful cure for carcinoma cases £30,690 in spring 2008 for Mohs equipment used in the treatment of basal carcinoma at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer in the UK; although slow growing it can spread deeper into tissue or

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Purchase of therapeutic colonoscope

£31,300 in spring 2008 to the James Paget University Hospital for the purchase of a new endoscope. An endoscope is a flexible instrument used to examine the stomach and large bowel and used to diagnose and treat cancers of the upper and lower gut. More modern endoscopes allow more thorough

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Improving biopsy procedures

£150,000 in spring 2007 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn for a digital mammographic unit. This grant allowed the purchase of a new digital mammography and stereotactic biopsy unit to speed up the process of obtaining biopsies of suspicious breast lesions.  Previously the hospital had an analogue unit and

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Increased breast screening facilities

£52,910 in spring 2007 to the James Paget University Hospital for the purchase of an additional ultrasound machine. The breast screening service has seen a 30% increase in patients since the programme was extended in 2004, with a corresponding increase in the number recalled for further investigation which includes ultrasound.

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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.

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What will you do to make a difference?

Two men from Norfolk who found themselves with cancer and having to travel for treatment, vowed local people would have access to the best treatment and support … and in 1980 the Big C Appeal was formed.