Trusts and Foundations
We offer our very grateful thanks to the charitable trusts and foundations who support the work of Big C. These generous collaborations and partnerships help enable us to reach and support 1 in every 3 people diagnosed across the region. If you are a trustee or connected to a trust, and would like to help then please get in touch.
We would like to thank the following grant giving organisations for supporting Big C:
Alan Boswell, Garfield Weston, Geoffrey Watling Foundation, Norwich Consolidated Charities, Paul Bassham Charitable Trust, Peter Sowerby Foundation, Ridley Godfrey Foundation, Simon Gibson Charitable Trust, Sport England (National Lottery funding), The Tanyard Trust and Yorkshire Building Society
How trusts & foundations support our work
The grant funding we receive helps enable the delivery of Big C’s Information & Support services. It helps enable our cancer awareness programmes aiding early detection through education. It helps ensure we can reach and provide for those in rural communities or those who are more disadvantaged or marginalised. Grant support is also vital to helping ensure the long-term sustainability of the charity.
Working together in partnership
Big C has a robust structure in place to ensure we are adept at capturing meaningful data to demonstrate impact and validity of projects.
We welcome opportunities to show charitable trusts just how their support is helping through regular updates and site visits. It’s a collaboration we want to share so trusts and foundations can see for themselves the full impact their grant is making.
“As part of our commitment to supporting charities where the Society’s colleagues and members live and work, we were delighted to help Big C. It’s clear to see the valuable work they do and we hope the donation will help make a difference to all those who come in contact with the service.”LINZI MORGAN, TRUSTEE OF YORKShIRE BUILDING SOCIETY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
“Having the counsellors and support staff at the Big C to discuss how I was feeling was absolutely priceless to me. There isn’t the funding on the NHS to support cancer patients after their treatment. If the Big C wasn’t there, I don’t know what I would have done.”
“When you have cancer, you feel alone, because no one of your age seems to understand what you’re going through. TYA (Big Cs Teenage & Young Adult cancer group) makes me feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I can be myself. We have fun and I feel really supported.”
Bianca, former TYA (Teenage & Young Adult) cancer group member
“I started to visit the Big C Centre quite regularly, accompanied by my wife Joan for support. I attended the men’s group and I was also offered massage therapy which was brilliant to ease my tension.
I have taken part in several wellness programmes including Get Moving and Nourish & Nurture. I am also now part of the Patient Advisory Board, which helps give feedback to the charity.
I have also recently started one of Big C’s new services, which is Walking Football. I must remember to walk and not try to run!”
“My dad sadly died from oesophageal cancer on 15th October 2021. Having already been aware of Big C, I sought their support and started a course of bereavement counselling. I am not one to share my feelings easily and at first I was unsure how I would benefit, as nothing was going to bring my Dad back, but it really helped me view things in a different way.
Big C gave me a safe space to speak openly about how I was feeling, my fears, worries, frustrations and how to support my mum.”
“Being able to access Big C’s support services was vital and allowed me to speak to medical professionals as well as other women experiencing breast cancer. Big C was my comfort blanket… and I still feel it’s a comfort to come here”
Louise. Now Vice Chair of the Big C Service User Advisory Board and also volunteers with ‘Look Good Feel Better’ at Big C’s Norwich City Support Centre.
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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.
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