2018 is shaping up to be quite a year for Norfolk and Waveney’s cancer charity, Big C. This summer the charity looks set to hit a phenomenal fundraising total of £30 million since Big C was founded in 1980 by local men David Moar and Clive Bamford.
£30 million total within reach for 2018 Norfolk Show Charity, Big C
2018 is shaping up to be quite a year for Norfolk and Waveney’s cancer charity, Big C. This summer the charity looks set to hit a phenomenal fundraising total of £30 million since Big C was founded in 1980 by local men David Moar and Clive Bamford. Having been through their own cancer journeys, the pair passionately wanted to ensure that local people had access to outstanding treatment and support, close to where they are.
From its first small, but important, fundraising project providing chemotherapy equipment at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Big C has grown into an impressive organisation which funds specialist life-saving equipment and internationally significant research projects based at the Norwich Research Park. These projects greatly benefit local people and have a global impact on our understanding and treatment of the many types of cancer.
The charity has also established four Big C centres located at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and at the Louise Hamilton Centre in Gorleston. These centres provide an oasis of specialist emotional and practical support for those with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones.
David Moar founder of Big C, says “At first we thought we’d raise a few thousand pounds as a thank you to the wonderful medical staff at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. We had no idea where it would lead and I am once again overwhelmed at the £30 million total which is now in sight. It is all down to the kindness of many, many local people and businesses who have raised money or given time and helped to transform cancer support for those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney.”
All eyes will be on Big C once again this June, as it has been announced as the charity for this year’s Royal Norfolk Show Ball, which is raising funds for a brand new Big C centre in the heart of Norwich due to open in spring 2019. All are welcome at the ball, which is to be held at the Norfolk Showground on June 22nd. Guests will be transported back to the glamorous jazz era of the ‘roaring twenties’ to enjoy an evening of live entertainment, music and dance. Tickets are on sale now and include a drinks reception on the lawn, four course dinner, charity auction and prize raffle.
Visit norfolkshow.big-c.co.uk to find out more, or book now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (Ref NSB2018)